rap sheet

rap sheet
noun
the daily written record of events (as arrests) in a police station
Hypernyms: ↑written record, ↑written account

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noun
: a police arrest record especially for an individual

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Slang.
a record kept by law-enforcement authorities of a person's arrests and convictions.
[1955-60; see RAP1 (def. 12)]

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rap sheet noun (chiefly US slang)
1. A criminal record
2. A charge sheet
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Main Entry:rap

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rap sheet UK US noun [countable] [singular rap sheet plural rap sheets] american informal
a list of someone’s arrests and the crimes that they are guilty of committing
Thesaurus: arresting, interviewing and charging suspectshyponym

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rap sheet,
U.S. Slang. a police record: »

The “Rap Sheet” of most first-termers will show from one to three pages of brushes with the law, fines, county-jail time, and probation before these men got into a California prison, or for that matter, most American prisons (Atlantic).

[< rap1]

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n. informal a criminal record

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noun, pl ⋯ sheets [count]
US informal : a list kept by the police of all the times a person has been arrested

He has a long rap sheet. [=he has been arrested many times]

called also (Brit) charge sheet

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • rap sheet — n. Slang. A person s criminal record. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • rap sheet — n AmE informal a list kept by the police of someone s criminal activities …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rap sheet — rap ,sheet noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL a list of someone s arrests and the crimes they are guilty of committing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rap sheet — rap′ sheet n. Slang. cvb sts a record kept by law enforcement authorities of a person s arrests and convictions • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • rap sheet — n. Slang a person s police record of arrests and convictions …   English World dictionary

  • rap sheet — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms rap sheet : singular rap sheet plural rap sheets American informal a list of someone s arrests and the crimes that they are guilty of committing …   English dictionary

  • (rap) sheet — n. a criminal record listing all recorded criminal charges. (See also rap.) □ This guy has a rap sheet a mile long. □ he sergeant asked if there was a sheet on the prisoner …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Rap Sheet (CSI episode) — Infobox Television episode Title= Rap Sheet Series= Season = 2 Episode = 22 Guests = Kate Lang Johnson Colleen Porch Mick Betancourt Karim Prince Ned Bellamy Randall Batinkoff John Bradley Ken Meseroll Nick Gilhool Rusty Joiner Airdate = May 10,… …   Wikipedia

  • rap sheet — n American (documentary evidence of) a person s criminal record. The expression has been in use since World War II and derives from the underworld slang noun form rap, meaning an arrest or arraignment …   Contemporary slang

  • rap sheet — noun Date: 1960 a police arrest record especially for an individual …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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