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rap sheet

noun, Slang.
1.
a record kept by law-enforcement authorities of a person's arrests and convictions.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; see rap1 ( def 13 )
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Examples for rap sheet
  • It was often not possible to identify on the rap sheet the originating arrest that corresponded to that incarceration.
  • Those with cash and connections can clean up a rap sheet quickly.
  • But incineration comes with its own rap sheet of environmental and health-related pitfalls.
  • The suspect's rap sheet revealed that he had been arrested several times in other jurisdictions for burglary.
British Dictionary definitions for rap sheet

rap sheet

noun
1.
(mainly US & Canadian, informal) a police record of an individual's criminal history
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Slang definitions & phrases for rap sheet

rap sheet

noun phrase

: Their rap sheets listed convictions for the possession or sale of controlled substances (1960+)

Related Terms

rapper1


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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