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noun [countable] culprit pronunciation in British English /ˈkʌlprɪt/
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  1. 1
    someone who is responsible for doing something bad or illegal
    Police have so far failed to find the culprits.
  2. 2
    the cause of something bad happening
    The workload is bigger than ever, and technology seems to be the main culprit.
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