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Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of perpetrator.

NounEdit

perp (plural perps)

  1. (slang, law enforcement) Perpetrator.
    "We have the perp in custody," the policeman said.
    • 1992, Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash, New York: Bantam Books, →ISBN, page 6:
      Got himself fired for pulling a sword on an acknowledged perp. Slid it right through the fabric of the perp’s shirt, gliding the flat of the blade along the base of his neck, and pinned him to a warped and bubbled expanse of vinyl siding on the wall of the house that the perp was trying to break into.
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AdjectiveEdit

perp

  1. (architecture) Clipping of perpendicular.
    a perp window

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of perpétuité.

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NounEdit

perp f (plural perps)

  1. (colloquial) perpetuity