- 1. a police officer.
- 1. catch or arrest (an offender): "he was copped for speeding"
- 2. receive or obtain (something welcome): "she copped an award for her role in the film"
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- cop 1. (kŏp) n. Informal. 1. A police officer. 2. One that regulates certain behaviors or actions: "Faced with the world recession of the early 1980s, ... the World Bank ... became a stern economic taskmaster and cop" (Richard J. Barnet). [Short for copper .]
Definition of cop (Entry 3 of 4) 1 dialectal, chiefly England : top, crest. 2 : a cylindrical or conical mass of thread, yarn, or roving wound on a quill or tube also : a quill or tube upon which it is wound.
A cop is an informal term for a police officer. As a verb, cop is used in a variety of slang expressions meaning “grab” or “obtain,” from copping a feel on someone (not recommended) to copping out on going to a party (meaning “not going”) to copping to (meaning “confessing to”) eating the last slice of pizza.
A cop is a police officer. If you realize you're speeding in a school zone, you might look around nervously, hoping you won't see a cop. Cop is an informal, somewhat derogatory word for a police officer. When it's a verb, it means "to steal" or to "strike an attitude."