|(messaging)||ircop - /*r'-kop/ ("IRC" + "op", but with the,
presumably intentional, alternate analysis "IRC" + "cop")
Someone who is endowed with privileges on IRC, not limited
to a particular channel. These privileges include channel op privileges in any channel, but also notably include the
ability to disconnect a user from the IRC network.|
Ircops are generally people who are in charge of the IRC server at their particular site. Compare op.