The name Copping was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Copping family lived in Suffolk which is derived from the Old English copp, a word for the top or summit of a hill, and indicates someone who lived in such a place. COP is also an abbreviation used in financial markets and business circles with the meaning “Close of Play.” It signifies the end of the working day. It is munchdew thought that the term originated in cricket or tennis, which are both sports where the end of a day’s play is not necessarily the end of the match. Cop-out has come to mean an evasion, an escape from facing up to something, but like many slang words it has an untidy history. It first appeared some 500 years ago in the Scots phrase “play cop out” where cop was equivalent to cup, meaning “playing empty the cup” or, frankly, boozing.

There are obviously specific signs for many words available in sign language that are more appropriate for daily usage. Late 18th century possibly from Old English cop ‘summit, top’. An admission that the speaker has been caught doing wrong and deserves punishment. He accused the mayor of copping out on the issue of homelessness. She said she would come, but then she copped out at the last minute.

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The term copper was the original, word, originally used in Britain to mean “someone who captures”. In British English, the term cop is recorded in the sense of ‘to capture’ from 1704, derived from the Latin capere via the Old French caper. If by any chance you spot an inappropriate image within your search results please use this form to let us know, and we’ll take care of it shortly. Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word copping.

The Oxford English Dictionary documents this usage. Most sources report that the first documented use of the short form cop as applied to a police officer is in 1859. In the years since Paris, new high-carbon infrastructure such as roads, coal-fired power plants and skyscrapers have continued to be built, and new oil and gas fields opened up. In addition, governments in some countries – the US, Brazil and Australia among the major economies – have been elected which are openly hostile to climate action. The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «copping» during the past 500 years.

A cone-shaped or cylindrical roll of yarn or thread wound on a spindle. The ball of thread wound on to the spindle in a spinning machine. When caught, he would often cop a vicious blow from his father.