• Cops

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /kɒps/ UK
    • Homophones: copse

    Origin 1

    Noun

    plural

    1. (slang) Plural of cop; Police officers.
      • 1986, Liam Sternberg (performed by The Bangles), Walk Like an EgyptianAll the cops in the donut shops say, "Way-oh-way-oh-way-ooo-aaa-ooo"
    2. (slang, with the) The police, considered as a group entity.
      • 1906, , ''"Maybe he'll git the cops after you, Jack." "I'll watch out fer dat, Nick, an' you must watch out too," answered Jack Sagger.

    Verb

    plural

    1. cops

      (third-person singular of cop)

    Origin 2

    Full definition of cops

    Noun

    cops

    1. (UK, dialect) The connecting crook of a harrow.
      • 1807, The complete farmer: or, a general dictionary of husbandryIt is almost needless to say, that the true point of draught should be exactly in the centre notch of the cops...

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