The top of a thing; the head; a crest.
- Informal A police officer.
- Informal One that regulates certain behaviors or actions: "Faced with the world recession of the early 1980s, ... the World Bank ... became a stern economic taskmaster and cop” ( Richard J. Barnet).
- To take unlawfully or without permission; steal. See Synonyms at steal.
- To get hold of; gain or win: a show that copped four awards; copped a ticket to the game.
- To take or catch: "copped a quick look at the gentleman in a caramel cashmere sport coat on the right” ( Gail Sheehy).
- cop out To avoid fulfilling a commitment or responsibility; renege: copped out on my friends; copped out by ducking the issue.
- cop a plea To plead guilty to a lesser charge so as to avoid standing trial for a more serious charge.
- A cone-shaped or cylindrical roll of yarn or thread wound on a spindle.
- Chiefly British A summit or crest, as of a hill.