Top Definition
ACAB, or A.C.A.B. = All Coppers Are Bastards.

Originated way before the punk & Oi appropriation of the abbreviation. References to it go back to the 1940s in the UK. Often as a tattoo on those who've had unpleasant dealings with the British police.
ACAB tattoo across the hands/fingers/knuckles.

Occasionally seen as tattoo on the forehead during the punk/Oi era.
#acab #tattoo #police #coppers #bastards
by EricWelthorpe April 12, 2008
1. ACAB (A.C.A.B).
All Coppers Are Bastards / All Cops Are Bastards.
Origionally used by strikers in the UK, spread to prison inmates who often tattoo'd ACAB on themselves.

In the 70's became popular in the punk/oi scenes after the band 4-Skins used it as the title for a song.

Alternative defenitions are often used to avoid getting in trouble when quized on its mening, for example a march in germany had a banner proclaiming All Communists Are Beautiful.

2. ACAB - Anti Cuts Action Bristol, a local campaigning group fighting against austerity cuts and their root causes; capitalism and hierarchy.

3. Association of Community Access Broadcasters, a group of New Zealand community radio stations.
I'll sing you a song it won't take long, all coppers are bastards.

ACAB - Not from a bunch of white power twats, not from california.
#a.c.a.b #a.c.a.c #cops #coppers #police
by Always Anonomous December 22, 2010
stands for All Cops Are Bastards.
the coppers beat up on a kid holding up a sign that read "A.C.A.B."
by KRHimself October 30, 2004
Stands for All Cops are Bastards
The policeman got pissed off by John's A.C.A.B-shirt.
#police #bastard #cops #panda #police officer
by Sillsallad April 14, 2006
All Cops Are Bastards
That cop pepper sprayed those peaceful demonstrators. Man, ACAB!
#police #pigs #bastard #law #cops
by Appleicious November 23, 2011
All Cops Are Bastards


punks write it on stuff
ACAB is true
by sex March 24, 2004
Acronym for All Cops Are Bastards. Great Oi! band from Malaysia (now defunct). Also a song from 4-skins lp 'the good, the bad & the 4-skins' from 1982, pre-dating any white power nonsense.
A.C.A.B. got their name from a song but they were still a great band!
#acab #oi! #eastern oi! #skinhead #anti-rascist oi!
by Landvaettir1 February 04, 2010
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