copped, copt

The words copped, copt sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do copped, copt sound the same even though they are completely different words?

The answer is simple: copped, copt are homophones of the English language.

  1. :: verb

    Simple past tense and past participle of cop.

  2. :: adjective

    Rising to a point or head; conical; pointed; crested.

  1. :: noun

    An Egyptian belonging to or descended from the people of ancient or pre-Islamic Egypt.

  2. :: noun

    A member of the Coptic Church.

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About Homophones

Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.

If they are spelled the same then they are also homographs (and homonyms); if they are spelled differently then they are also heterographs (literally "different writing").