Definition of rap sheet in English:

rap sheet


informalNorth American
  • A criminal record.

    ‘he had not joined a gang or acquired a rap sheet’
    • ‘There had probably been a few more crimes added to her rap sheet since then as well.’
    • ‘He's a high-risk convicted sex offender with a rap sheet dating back many years.’
    • ‘You never know when that kid with a rap sheet a mile long will circumvent the system yet again because of a judge's ruling.’
    • ‘One of them, Lauren Gazzola, said she hoped her rap sheet and upcoming trial wouldn't keep her out of law school.’
    • ‘Or was it because after they picked her father up they looked at her rap sheet and found several warrants for her arrest?’
    • ‘Then there was the rap sheet of Stoudemire's mother, Carrie, which included arrests for passing bad checks, fraud and theft.’
    • ‘You've got a brother who has got a rap sheet 18 pages long.’
    • ‘The rap sheet will be amended to show the arrest.’
    • ‘Hirshon's Patton has a longer rap sheet than usual.’
    • ‘With his pipe, gentleman-thief fashion sense and a rap sheet that includes armed robbery, fraud and burglary, he seems the perfect subject.’
    • ‘Inside she found the evidence of a colourful if often troubled life - photographs, social welfare documents, a rap sheet for drunken driving.’
    • ‘This guy, Richard Ricci, had spent 10 years in jail, tried to kill a cop, had a rap sheet, worked at the house a couple of months, admitted stealing stuff.’
    • ‘‘Note the reason for the long rap sheet,’ she mused out loud.’
    • ‘He also had a rap sheet, which a lot of the media doesn't understand.’
    • ‘Neither of the finalists in the Louisiana governor's race has a rap sheet.’
    • ‘Given his rap sheet, his shyness and soft voice are at first disconcerting.’
    • ‘She's got a rap sheet that stretches back four decades, including a stint in prison for slavery.’
    • ‘My rap sheet is several pages, but it keeps disappearing from the cop's database.’
    • ‘His rap sheet includes armed robbery and home invasion.’
    • ‘Matthias wondered what else was on Graff's Interpol rap sheet aside from fraud.’
    criminal record, police record, list of offences, list of previous convictions