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rubber stamp

noun

Simple Definition of rubber stamp

  • : a small tool that consists of a handle attached to a piece of carved rubber and that is dipped in ink and then pressed on paper to print a date, name, symbol, etc.

  • : a person or organization that automatically approves everything that someone does or decides

Full Definition of rubber stamp

  1. 1 :  a stamp of rubber for making imprints

  2. 2 a :  a person who echoes or imitates others b :  a mostly powerless yet officially recognized body or person that approves or endorses programs and policies initiated usually by a single specified source <the parliament was a rubber stamp for the dictator>

  3. 3 a :  a stereotyped copy or expression <the usual rubber stamps of criticism — H. L. Mencken> b :  a routine endorsement or approval

rubber–stamp adjective

Examples of rubber stamp

  1. The legislature has been nothing more than a rubber stamp for the President.

  2. <an author who was ultimately just another rubber stamp of Hemingway>



1881

First Known Use of rubber stamp

1881


RUBBER STAMP Defined for Kids

rubber stamp

noun

Definition of rubber stamp

  1. :  a stamp with a printing face of rubber





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