cops and robbers


noun

a children's game in which a group of players imitate the behavior of police and of thieves, as in pursuing and capturing.

Nearby words

  1. coprosecutor,
  2. coprosma,
  3. coprostasis,
  4. coprozoa,
  5. coprozoic,
  6. cops-and-robbers,
  7. copse,
  8. copt,
  9. copter,
  10. coptic

Origin of cops and robbers

First recorded in 1900–05

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