Dictionary: COP – COQ

• COP
adj. 1950s sl. – pert. to the police or police culture
int. M19 Anglo-Indian – beware! look out!
n. 1. 1855 colloq. – a police officer
n. 2. US Civil War usage – a captain
n. 3. L19 sl., orig. US – an arrest
n. 4. L19 sl. – a successful bet; hence, any form of ‘sure thing’ or certainty
n. 5. 1910s Aust. sl. – an experience
n. 6. 1930s US tramps’ sl. – a theft
n. 7. 1930s sl. – a sentence
n. 8. 1940s US criminals’ sl. – the money that confidence men allow a victim to win
n. 9. 1950s US sl. – an acquisition
n. 10. 1967 Amer. dial. – a person’s head
n. 11. 1970s US prison sl. – a warder, a guard
n. 12. 20C Aust. & NZ sl. – a good job obtained by shrewdness or luck; an agreeable proposition; a bit or luck of a trick that leads to large profits  
vb. 1. US Civil War usage – to place a percussion cup in a musket so that it can be fired without delay
vb. 2. 1844 sl. – to catch, to nab; to arrest
vb. 3. M19 sl. – of objects: to obtain, to purchase, to acquire
vb. 4. M19 sl. – to catch someone with a blow; to hit
vb. 5. M19 US sl. – to grab for oneself, esp. unfairly
vb. 6. M19 sl., orig. Aust. – to notice; to look at
vb. 7. M19 UK criminals’ sl. – to imprison
vb. 8. M19 sl. – to experience, to undergo; to receive
vb. 9. L19 sl. – to steal
vb. 10. L19 sl. – to take in, to persuade
vb. 11. 1910s sl. – to win someone over
vb. 12. 1920s sl., orig. US – other than of a pimp: to seduce; hence, of a man: to have sexual intercourse  
vb. 13. 1930s sl. – to fellate; usually used of a prostitute
vb. 14. 1940s African-American sl. – to understand, to ‘get’
vb. 15. 1940s US criminals’ sl. – of a confidence man: to win money from a victim
vb. 16. 1940s African-American sl. – to affect a manner; to pose
vb. 17. 1950s sl. – to buy drugs
vb. 18. 1970s UK criminals’ sl. – to receive bribes, esp. of a policeman
vb. 19. 1970s African-American sl. – of a pimp: to seduce a girl, usually with the intention of making her into a prostitute
vb. 20. 1990s Aust. sl. – to tolerate
vb. 21. 20C sl. – to win, as a bet or fight
vb. 22. 20C US sl. – to kill, to shoot dead
 
• COPA
adj. 1. 1910s US sl. – excellent, first-rate, satisfactory
adj. 2. 1950s sl. – confidential; secret
 
• COP A BAKE
vb. 1980s Aust. prison sl. – to receive a reprimand or a severe criticism
 
• COP A BAKING
vb. 1980s Aust. prison sl. – to receive a reprimand or a severe criticism
 
• COP A BIRD
vb. 1930s US sl. – to fellate; usually used of a prostitute
 
• COP A BUNDLE
vb. 1. L19 sl. – to earn a good deal of money; to prosper
vb. 2. 1940s Aust. sl. – to die
 
• COP A BUZZ
vb. 1970s US sl. – to get drunk; to get high on a drug
 
• COPACETIC; COPASETIC; COPISETTIC
adj. 1. 1915 Amer. sl. – fine; completely satisfactory; OK
adj. 2. 1950s sl. – confidential, secret
 
• COP A CHERRY
vb. 1920s sl. – to take a woman’s virginity; occasionally a man’s
 
• COP A COCK
vb. 1970s US homosexual sl. – to fellate
 
• COP A DEAF ‘UN
vb. 1920s sl. – to pretend to be deaf or at least not to hear the last statement; hence to deliberately ignore any form of wrongdoing
 
• COP A DEUCEWAYS
vb. 1940s African-American usage – to obtain $2-worth of something
 
• COP A DOSE
vb. 1940s sl. – to catch venereal disease  
 
• COP A DREAR
vb. 1940s sl., orig. African-American usage – to die
 
• COP A DRILL
vb. 1. 1940s African-American sl. – to move off at a steady, regular pace
vb. 2. 1940s African-American sl. – to die
 
• COP A DROP
vb. 1910s UK criminals’ sl. – of police: to accept a bribe
 
• COP A FEEL
vb. 20C US sl. – to indulge in some form of petting, but not intercourse
 
• COP A FINAL
vb. 1. 1940s African-American sl. – to leave
vb. 2. 1940s African-American sl. – to get rid of someone who has been used temporarily to help work a confidence trick on a victim
 
• COP A FLOWER-POT
vb. 1930s sl. – to be severely reprimanded, punished, or beaten
 
• COP A HEEL
vb. 1. 20C US prison sl. – to attack from behind
vb. 2. 20C US criminals’ sl. – to run off, to escape
 
• COP A JOINT
vb. 1960s US sl. – to perform fellatio
 
• COP A LISTEN
vb. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – to listen
 
• COP A LOAD OF THAT!
int. M19 sl., orig. Aust. – used by one man to another, indicating an attractive woman
 
• COP A MOPE
vb. 1920s US criminals’ sl. – to escape, esp. from prison
 
• COP A MOUSE
vb. L19 sl. – to get a black eye
 
• COP AN ASS
vb. 1920s sl. – to sodomize
 
• COP AN ATTITUDE
vb. 1962 Amer. sl. – to become arrogant or insolent; to become angry
 
• COP A NOD
vb. 1940s US sl. – to have a nap; to go to sleep
 
• COP A PACKET
vb. 1. 1925 sl. – to suffer trouble or misfortune
vb. 2. 1930s sl. – to be killed or wounded; to get into trouble
vb. 3. 1930s sl. – to gain a great deal, possibly more than one bargained for; this can either be good (more money than expected), or bad (a longer prison sentence than feared)
vb. 4. 1930s sl. – to suffer a dose of venereal disease
 
• COP A PLEA
n. 1930s criminals’ sl. – a lawyer
vb. 1. 1930s sl., orig. US – to plead guilty to a lesser charge in return for the dropping of a greater one
vb. 2. 1930s sl., orig. US – to give in, to surrender, to compromise
 
• COP A REELER
vb. 1930s sl. – to get drunk
 
• COPASETIC
adj. 1. 1910s US sl. – excellent, first-rate, satisfactory
adj. 2. 1950s sl. – confidential, secret
 
• COPASETTY
adj. 1. 1910s US sl. – excellent, first-rate, satisfactory
adj. 2. 1950s sl. – confidential, secret
 
• COP A SLAVE
vb. 20C African-American sl. – to work, to go out and find work
 
• COP A SQUAT
vb. 1940s African-American sl. – to sit down
 
• COP A STEAL
vb. 20C US sl. – to steal
 
• COP A SUNDAY
vb. 1930s US prison sl. – to attack suddenly by surprise
 
• COP A TUDE
vb. 1980s US students’ sl. – to act in an uncooperative or angry manner
 
• COP A WALK
int. 1950s US sl. – go away!
vb. 1950s US sl. – to leave
 
• COP AND BLOW
vb. 1. 1950s African-American pimp usage – to exploit an unsatisfactory prostitute for as much money as possible before discarding her
vb. 2. 1970s US teen sl. – to make a purchase (of fast food, drugs, prostitutes, etc.) and then leave
 
• COP AND HEEL
vb. 1. 20C US prison sl. – to attack from behind
vb. 2. 20C US criminals’ sl. – to run off, to escape

• COPE
vb. 1899 Amer. dial. – to strive or contend; to oppose
 
• COPER
n. Bk1890 sl. – a cheating horse dealer
 
• COPESETTE
adj. 1. 1910s US sl. – excellent, first-rate, satisfactory
adj. 2. 1950s sl. – confidential, secret
 
• COP HOUND
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a police dog
 
• COPING CULL
n. c1740 sl. – a horse jockey, or probably a dealer in horses
 
• COPISSETTIC
adj. 1933 sl. – satisfactory; good, very good
 
• COP IT
vb. 1909 Brit. sl. – to get into trouble, usually with the implication of punishment
 
• COPMAN
n. L19 Aust. sl. – a policeman
 
• COP ONE’S JOINT
vb. 1960s US sl. – to perform fellatio
 
• COP OUT
vb. 1. 1910s sl. – to win someone over
vb. 2. 1950s colloq. – to avoid one’s responsibility; to renege, to back out  
 
• COPPER
​n. 1. 1788 sl. – a coin (originally) made of copper, such as a penny or US cent
n. 2. 1846 sl. – a police officer
n. 3. 1885 sl. – a prisoner, esp. a convict, that informs on his fellow prisoners
n. 4. 1891 sl. – any informer to the police
n. 5. 1924 US convicts’ sl. – allowance for good conduct in prison
n. 6. 1946 Amer. dial. – something of little value
n. 7. 1970 Amer. dial. – whisky, esp. illegally made whisky
vb. 1. 1872 criminals’ sl. – to arrest  
vb. 2. 1924 criminals’ sl. – to be or to become an informer to the police; to give information
vb. 3. 20C tramps’ sl. – to detect
 
• COPPER-ARSE
n. 20C – a driver who works long hours, esp. a trucker who breaks the law by driving more than eight hours in a day
 
• COPPER-BOTTOM
n. 20C – a driver who works long hours, esp. a trucker who breaks the law by driving more than eight hours in a day
 
• COPPERED
adj. 1872 criminals’ sl. – arrested
 
• COPPERHEAD
n. 1. US Civil War usage – a Northerner with sympathy for the South; an antiwar Northerner
n. 2. US Civil War usage – any treacherous person
n. 3. 1968 Amer. dial. – a cent
 
• COPPER HEART
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a treacherous person
 
• COPPER-HEARTED
adj. 1. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – cowardly
adj. 2. Bk2002 Amer. – untrustworthy, likely to inform  
 
• COPPER JOHN
n. 1. 1910s US criminals’ sl. – a prison warden
n. 2. 1930s US criminals’ sl. – a prison
n. 3. 1940s US criminals’ sl. – an informer
 
• COPPER-KNOB
n. L19 sl. – a red-headed person
 
• COPPERMAN
n. Bk1892 Aust. sl. – a policeman

• COPPER NICKEL
n. 1969 Amer. dial. – a non-existent coin which would be of no value if it existed
 
• COPPER-NOB
n. L19 sl. – a red-headed person

• COPPER POX
n. 1931 Amer. dial. – syphilis

• COPPER RAG
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – a metal scouring pad
 
• COPPERS
n. Bk1903 sl. – money

• COPPERSKIN
n. 1772 Amer. dial. – an American Indian
 
• COPPER’S-NARK
n. 19C sl. – a police spy
 
• COPPER’S SHANTY
n. c1890 sl. – a police station
 
• COPPER STATE
n. 1. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – Arizona
n. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – Wisconsin

• COPPY WOODS
n. 1890 Amer. dial. – a small grove
 
• COP-SHOP
n. 1941 sl. – a police station
 
• COP THAT LOT!
int. M19 sl., orig. Aust. – used by one man to another, indicating an attractive woman
 
• COP THE SLAVE
vb. 20C African-American sl. – to work, to go out and find work
 
• COPUS
adj. 1. 1910s US sl. – excellent, first-rate, satisfactory
adj. 2. 1950s sl. – confidential, secret
 
• COQUINATE
vb. 1656 obs. – to play the cook
 
• COQUINATION
n. 1658 obs. – a cooking of food


Back to INDEX C

Back to DICTIONARY