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perp

[ purp ]
/ pɜrp /
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noun Police Slang.
the perpetrator of a crime.
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Other definitions for perp (2 of 2)

perp.

abbreviation
perpendicular.
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British Dictionary definitions for perp

perp
/ (pɜːp) /

noun
US and Canadian informal a person who has committed a crime

Word Origin for perp

C20: from perpetrate
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