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perp

 (pûrp)
n. Slang
One who perpetrates or is accused of perpetrating a crime.
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perp

(pɜːp)
n
(Law) informal US and Canadian a person who has committed a crime
[C20: from perpetrate]
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perp

(pɜrp)

n. Slang.
[1975–80]
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First, since perps nowadays are not used to old guns which belch fire and brimstone, it will totally discombobulate anyone on the receiving end.
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The alacrity with which the US moved to find the perps of the Boston bombing and the swathe of operations initiated by tactical response teams at one level scare you.