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Informal UsePlay
Used in casual conversation more than in formal reports or news broadcasts. SlideI saw a couple of cops at the diner.
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Singular and PluralPlay
'Cop' can refer to one or many police officers depending on the context. SlideA cop is patrolling the neighborhood.
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Cultural PerceptionPlay
The word can have different connotations depending on the country and cultural attitude towards police. SlideIn some communities, calling police 'cops' might sound disrespectful.