Definition of Culprit

1. Noun. Someone who perpetrates wrongdoing.

Exact synonyms: Perpetrator
Generic synonyms: Offender, Wrongdoer
Derivative terms: Perpetrate



Definition of Culprit

1. n. One accused of, or arraigned for, a crime, as before a judge.

Definition of Culprit

1. Noun. The person or thing at fault for a problem or crime. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Culprit

1. one that is guilty [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Culprit

culminations
culming
culms
culotte
culottes
culpa
culpabilities
culpability
culpable
culpable negligence
culpableness
culpablenesses
culpably
culpae
culpatory
culprit (current term)
culprits
culrage
culs-de-sac
cult
cult hit
cult of personality
cultbuster
cultbusters
cultch
cultches
culter
culters

Literary usage of Culprit

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1. Cyclopedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and Critical Notices by Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck (1856)
"The culprit Fay arose out of a conversation in the summer of 1810, in which Drake, De Kay, Cooper the novelist, and Halleck were speaking of the Scottish ..."

2. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1854)
"culprit 11.—'I swore intending to swear, but not intending to bind myself, ... culprit 1.3.—' 1 consider it a useless oath, and therefore I am under no ..."

3. A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present by Arthur Stedman, Edmund Clarence Stedman (1894)
"THE culprit FAY. [Composed in l8W.—The culprit Fay, and Other Poems. 1847.] -J- The earth is dark, but the heavens are bright; Naught is seen in the vault ..."

4. American Poetry by Percy Holmes Boynton, Howard Mumford Jones, George Wiley Sherburn, Frank Martindale Webster (1918)
"THE culprit FAY "My visual orbs are purged from film, and lo! Instead of Anster s turnip-bearing vales I see old fairy land's miraculous show! ..."

5. American Poetry by Percy Holmes Boynton, Howard Mumford Jones, George Wiley Sherburn, Frank Martindale Webster (1918)
"Still will you cloud the muse ? nor blush for shame To cast away renown, and hide your head from fame? In "culprit Fay, etc.," 1836. ..."

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