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culprit (plural culprits)
- The person or thing at fault for a problem or crime.
- I tightened the loose bolt that was the culprit; it should work now.
2012 June 9, Owen Phillips, “Euro 2012: Netherlands 0-1 Denmark”, in BBC Sport:
- But the Dutch dominated only to waste numerous efforts, with Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie the main culprits.
- See also Wikisaurus:criminal