cop shop

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cop (police officer) + shop (workplace).

Noun[edit]

cop shop (plural cop shops)

  1. (UK, New Zealand, slang) A police station.
    Cop Shop — title of an Australian television series, 1977-1984
    • 2005, Steve Brewer, Boost, page 42,
      Billy Suggs spotted Sam standing outside the cop shop when he still was two blocks away.
    • 2007, Rachel Bramble, Stephanie Clover, page 47,
      “Could you go up the cop shop and bring Paul home again” said Heather.
    • 2011, Robert Watkins, A Face in the Crowd, page 40,
      He then drove up to the township and dragged me inside the cop shop.