[ purp ]
/ pɜrp /
noun Police Slang.
the perpetrator of a crime.
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British Dictionary definitions for perp
/ (pɜːp) /
US and Canadian informal a person who has committed a crime
Word Origin for perp
C20: from perpetrate
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