What is the meaning of the English word… CULPRIT?
(countable noun) the one responsible for the crime (i.e. the bad thing that happened)
- We don’t know who robbed our store. We’re trusting that the police will find the culprits.
- Some people have a way of making you feel guilty, even when you are not. My boss, for example, always looks at me like I am some kind of a culprit!
- There are no cookies left! Who is the culprit?!
- (Note: Because culprit is an overly strong word to describe someone who has eaten all the cookies, this is humour.)
Note: Many vocabulary words have more than one definition. The definition shown here is for the online English course below.