cops

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See also: còps

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

cops

  1. plural of cop
  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.
    • 1976, Jacques Levy; Bob Dylan (lyrics and music), “Hurricane”, in Desire, performed by Bob Dylan:
      I saw them leaving,” he says, and he stops / “One of us had better call up the cops” / And so Patty calls the cops / And they arrive on the scene
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Verb[edit]

cops

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

cops

  1. (Britain, 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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Noun[edit]

cops

  1. plural of cop

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

cops m

  1. plural of cop