Culprit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkʌlprɪt|  American pronunciation of the word culprit
Brit.  |ˈkʌlprɪt|  British pronunciation of the word culprit

noun

- someone who perpetrates wrongdoing (syn: perpetrator)

Examples

The police eventually located the culprits.

...the police caught the culprit a mere two blocks from the scene of the crime...

Police finally managed to catch the culprit.

High production costs are the main culprit.

the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit

Word forms

noun
singular: culprit
plural: culprits
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