Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who perpetrates or is accused of perpetrating a crime.

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  • noun slang, law enforcement Perpetrator.
  • adjective architecture Abbreviation of perpendicular.

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  • Prep in reverse.

    July 22, 2007

  • An improvement on "perpetrator".

    September 26, 2007

  • "... he had had an unusually sweet run when it came to murder. Just four, and only one of the perps had run - Joe Rodway, after he blew his wife's brains out."

    - 'The Dark Half', Stephen King.

    December 31, 2007

  • Powerful weed.

    January 18, 2012