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carbon copy

noun

: 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
:  a copy made by carbon paper
2
:  duplicate <is a carbon copy of his father>
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Examples of CARBON COPY

  1. I'll need a carbon copy of that receipt.
  2. She's a carbon copy of her mother.

First Known Use of CARBON COPY

1895

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