Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word cop. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in cop.
Definitions and meaning of cop
(Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kɒp/
(General American) IPA(key): /kɑp/
From Middle Englishcoppe, from Old English*coppe, as in ātorcoppe(“spider”, literally “venom head”), from Old Englishcopp(“top, summit, head”), from Proto-Germanic*kuppaz(“vault, round vessel, head”), from Proto-Indo-European*gū-(“to bend, curve”). Cognate with Middle Dutchkoppe, kobbe(“spider”). More at cobweb.
(obsolete) A spider.
Uncertain. Perhaps from Old Englishcopian(“to plunder; pillage; steal”); or possibly from Middle Frenchcaper(“to capture”), from Latincapiō(“to seize, to grasp”); or possibly from Dutchkapen(“to seize, to hijack”), from Old Frisiankāpia(“to buy”). Compare also Middle Englishcopen(“to buy”), from Middle Dutchcopen.
cop (third-person singular simple presentcops, present participlecopping, simple past and past participlecopped)
(transitive, formerly dialect, now informal) To obtain, to purchase (as in drugs), to get hold of, to take.
1995, Norman L. Russell, Doug Grad, Suicide Charlie: A Vietnam War Story (page 191)
He sold me a bulging paper sack full of Cambodian Red for two dolla' MPC. A strange experience, copping from a kid, but it was righteous weed.
2005, Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home, Simon & Schuster, page 10:
Heroin appeared on the streets of our town for the first time, and Innie watched helplessly as his sixteen-year-old brother began taking the train to Harlem to cop smack.
(transitive) To (be forced to) take; to receive; to shoulder; to bear, especially blame or punishment for a particular instance of wrongdoing.
When caught, he would often cop a vicious blow from his father
(transitive, trainspotting, slang) To see and record a railway locomotive for the first time.
(transitive) To steal.
(transitive) To adopt.
No need to cop a 'tude with me, junior.
(transitive) To earn by bad behavior.
(intransitive, usually with “to”, slang) to admit, especially to a crime.
I already copped to the murder. What else do you want from me?
Harold copped to being known as "Dirty Harry".
(transitive, slang) For a pimp to recruit a prostitute into the stable.
2009, Iceberg Slim, Pimp (page 90)
I said, 'Tell your tricks to call you here.' She laid the bearskin and freaked the joint off with her lights and other crap. Except for the fake stars it was a fair mock-up of her pad where I had copped her.
2011, Shaheem Hargrove, Sharice Cuthrell, The Rise and Fall of a Ghetto Celebrity (page 55)
The code was to call a pimp and tell him you have his hoe plus turn over her night trap but that was bull because the HOE was out of his stable months before I copped her.
Short for copper(“police officer”), itself from cop(“one who cops”) above, in reference to arresting criminals.
(slang, law enforcement) A police officer or prison guard.
See also Thesaurus:police officer
From Middle Englishcop, coppe, from Old Englishcop, copp, from Proto-Germanic*kuppaz(“vault, basin, round object”), from Proto-Indo-European*gu-. Cognate with Dutchkop, GermanKopf.
(crafts) The ball of thread wound on to the spindle in a spinning machine.
(obsolete) The top, summit, especially of a hill.
1612, Michael Drayton, Poly-Olbion
Cop they use to call / The tops of many hills.
(obsolete) The crown (of the head); also the head itself. [14th-15th c.]
A tube or quill upon which silk is wound.
(architecture, military) A merlon.
“Cop” in Michael Quinion, Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenious Tales of Words and Their Origins, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books in association with Penguin Books, 2004, →ISBN.
not much cop
CPO, OCP, OPC, PCO, POC, PoC
From Proto-Great Andamanese*cup
Juliette Blevins, Linguistic clues to Andamanese pre-history: Understanding the North-South divide, pg. 20 (2009)
From Old Catalancolp, from Late Latincolpus(“stroke”), from earlier Latincolaphus.
(Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈkɔp/
hit, blow, strike
(time, occasion):vegada, volta
cop de gràcia
“cop” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
“cop” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
“cop” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
“cop” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
Borrowed from GermanZopf.
cop in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
cop in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
A shortened form of copain.
(informal) A friend, a pal.
From Old Englishcop, from Proto-Germanic*kuppaz.
summit (of a mountain or hill)
top, tip, topmost part
top of the head, crown
Scots: cop, coppe
→ Welsh: copa
“cop (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-03-25.
No longer found as an independent word, cop is now used as an element in other words for "spider", such as copyn, pryf cop and pryf copyn and derived terms.
R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “cop”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies