the perpetrator of a crime.
Other definitions for perp. (2 of 2)
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How to use perp in a sentence
One of them had not been given time to get dressed; he was perp-walked wearing only a pair of boxers.
The instant you are deemed a candidate for arrest, you become not so much a person as a “perp.”‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture | Michael Daly | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The policeman then commandeers the dashcammed car and orders the driver to chase down the perp.
Next day, DSK was perp-walking his way, haggard and grizzled, into infamy.French Political Sex Movie About DSK Sets Cannes Aquiver | Tracy McNicoll | May 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The four surrendered to the First Precinct on Monday and were “perp walked” before the news cameras.Hero or Criminal? James Brady, the WTC Ironworker Who Jumped Off the Building | Michael Daly | March 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I raised my arms over my head like a prizefighter and made my exit from Social Studies and began the perp-walk to the office.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
I did my key and did the perp-walk around the gang, letting everyone snap a pic.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
Remember the window of the seven lights in the Abbey Church, the one with the angels ascending and descending; also the rich perp.A Cathedral Courtship | Kate Douglas Wiggin
Tried to draw the roof of the choir, a good specimen of early perp., and failed.A Cathedral Courtship | Kate Douglas Wiggin
The use of very large openings, for wide windows full of stained glass also made it increasingly necessary in the Dec. and perp.Architecture | Thomas Roger Smith
British Dictionary definitions for perp
US and Canadian informal a person who has committed a crime
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