rap sheet
noun Date: 1960 a police arrest record especially for an individual

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — noun the daily written record of events (as arrests) in a police station • Syn: ↑blotter, ↑day book, ↑police blotter, ↑charge sheet • Hypernyms: ↑written record, ↑written account * * * noun …   Useful english 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 — 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 — Slang. a record kept by law enforcement authorities of a person s arrests and convictions. [1955 60; see RAP1 (def. 12)] * * * …   Universalium

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