Definitions for: Cop

[n] (informal) uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
[v] take into custody, as of suspected criminals, by the police
[v] take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"

Webster (1913) Definition: Cop (k[o^]p), n. [AS. cop; cf. G. kopf head. Cf. Cup,
1. The top of a thing; the head; a crest. [Obs.]

Cop they used to call The tops of many hills.

2. A conical or conical-ended mass of coiled thread, yarn, or
roving, wound upon a spindle, etc.

3. A tube or quill upon which silk is wound.

4. (Mil. Arch.) Same as Merlon.

5. A policeman. [Slang]

Cop waste, a kind of cotton waste, composed chiefly of
remnants of cops from which the greater part of the yarn
has been unwound.

Synonyms: apprehend, arrest, bull, collar, copper, fuzz, glom, hook, knock off, nab, nail, pick up, pig, snitch, thieve

See Also: clutch, officer, police officer, policeman, prehend, seize, steal

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