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Many slang terms, often considered offensive, exist for police officers. These terms are rarely ... Utilized interchangeably with the term "Pig/Pigs" and is often derogatory. ... Probably in opposition to the French term «vache» (“cow”), or for the usual featureless gaze of police officers colloquially called «face de bœuf» (“ ox ...

www.snopes.com/language/acronyms/cop.asp

“Cop” as a slang term for “police officer” is neither a shortening of “constable on ... 1859 “coppers” were also being called “cops,” the latter word a shortening of ...

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May 4, 2001 ... An explanation of the origin of the use of the word 'cops' for a police officer. This explanation disagrees with a popular conception that it refers ...

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How did policemen come to be called cops - trivia question ... In New York when the Police Officer's first uniforms came out , they had bright ...

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Use of the term "cop" to refer to a police officer came about because a "copper" is someone who captures or seizes something in English slang. The word "cop" ...

www.quora.com/How-did-the-term-cop-start-to-become-a-synonym-for-police-officer

As regards the ultimate etymology of both copper and cop (whether as noun or verb) I would .... Some of the first police officers in London wore copper buttons on their blue uniforms, and were called "coppers" or "cops." Officers signing registers ...

www.quora.com/Do-police-officers-dislike-being-called-cops

I'm not sure where I have heard this, but it's come up that "cop" is a generally ... I self identified as a "police officer," but I'm with many of the others here - being ...

www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2016/03/20/answer-man-why-police-officers-called-cops/81930328

Mar 20, 2016 ... Answer Man: Why do they call police officers “cops”? And when did it start? — Martin Williams of Rogersville. I mentioned your question to a ...

www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2209/why-are-the-police-called-cops-pigs-or-the-fuzz

May 31, 2005 ... When I was growing up in the 1960s, we called police officers many things, but mostly we just called them "cops" and we never, ever, called ...

www.wisegeek.org/why-are-police-officers-called-cops.htm

Apr 19, 2017 ... It's not entirely clear why police officers are called cops, but best guesses say that it is either a shortened form of...