perp

[ purp ]
/ pɜrp /

noun Police Slang.

the perpetrator of a crime.

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perp.

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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