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Definition of "copybook" []

  • An exercise book containing models of penmanship, used in teaching handwriting. (noun)
  • Unoriginal; trite: used copybook phrases in the essay. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "copybook" in a sentence
  • "The only blot on his copybook was the booking he earned for his cellies as he launched himself into the fans."
  • ""Instead it is going to be seen as a glaring miss and a blot on his copybook, which is sad for him."
  • "He added: "It should have been seen as the crowning moment of a great performance but instead it is going to be seen as a glaring miss and a blot on his copybook which is sad for him."