A string of former city vendors, subcontractors and administration insiders, who had all copped pleas, testified to the bribes.
The judges noted that he told one of the officers he had “copped some lumber.”
Big banks have copped to heinous crimes that have cost citizens billions of dollars.
1704, northern British dialect, "to seize, to catch," perhaps ultimately from Middle French caper "seize, to take," from Latin capere "to take" (see capable); or from Dutch kapen "to take," from Old Frisian capia "to buy," which is related to Old English ceapian (see cheap). Related: Copped; copping.
Arrested: copped for stealing a baseball card
[origin uncertain; perhaps ultimately fr Latin capere ''seize,'' by way of French; police officer sense a shortening of copper; second sense ''seize, catch'' attested by 1704]