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Meaning: a policeman or a policewoman

For example:

  • Tom and Linda had a huge argument, and they were shouting so much that their neighbours called the cops.

  • Our little boy Jack loves watching cop shows, and now he says he wants to be a cop when he grows up.

Origin: Short for "copper", an older slang word meaning policeman.

Quick Quiz:

A cop's job is to
  1. protect innocent people
  2. shoot bad people
  3. arrest good people

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