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Slang

cop

This page is about the slang term cop

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

a. protect innocent people

b. shoot bad people

c. arrest good people

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey