cop-out

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

cop–out

noun \ˈkäp-ˌat\

: an excuse for not doing something

: something that avoids dealing with a problem in an appropriate way

Full Definition of COP-OUT

1
:  the act or an instance of copping out
2
:  an excuse or means for copping out :  pretext
3
:  a person who cops out

First Known Use of COP-OUT

circa 1942

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