cops

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

cops

  1. (slang) plural form of cop; Police officers.
    • 1986, Liam Sternberg (performed by The Bangles), Walk Like an Egyptian
      All 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, Horatio Alger, Joe the Hotel Boy
      "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.
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Verb[edit]

cops

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of cop

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

cops

  1. (UK, dialect) The connecting crook of a harrow.
    • 1807, The complete farmer: or, a general dictionary of husbandry
      It 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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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

cops ?

  1. plural form of cop