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carbon copy

noun

Simple Definition of carbon copy

  • : a copy of a document, letter, etc., that is made by using carbon paper

  • : a person or thing that is very similar to another person or thing

Full Definition of carbon copy

  1. 1 :  a copy made by carbon paper

  2. 2 :  duplicate <is a carbon copy of his father>

Examples of carbon copy

  1. I'll need a carbon copy of that receipt.

  2. She's a carbon copy of her mother.



1895

First Known Use of carbon copy

1895



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