carbon copy

noun

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 in a Sentence

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

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The exact center of Coward’s play is British actor Garry Essendine who, Coward once acknowledged, is pretty much a carbon copy of himself. Joanne Engelhardt, The Mercury News, "Theater review: Coward’s ‘Present Laughter’ opens at Pear Theatre," 12 June 2019 The look was nearly a carbon copy of what Princess Diana wore for Prince Harry's debut and drew instant comparisons. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle's Maternity Dress Is Totally Different Than Princess Diana's," 8 May 2019 Caro writes first drafts longhand, then types them up, complete with carbon copies, on a Smith-Corona Electra 210 typewriter. Eleanor Hildebrandt, Popular Mechanics, "Historian Robert Caro on the Importance of Analog Research in a Digital Age," 15 Apr. 2019 The Society follows a group of high schoolers as they are mysteriously transported to a carbon copy of their wealthy New England town. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Netflix's Newest Teen Drama "The Society"," 4 Apr. 2019 That's a plus: With five years of development distance between the Supra and Z4, the two cars should have unique personalities, especially compared to the 86/FR-S that was, aside from some minor differences, a carbon copy of the Subaru BRZ. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "What to Know About the 2020 Toyota Supra," 16 Jan. 2019 That's a plus: With five years of development distance between the Supra and Z4, the two cars should have unique personalities, especially compared to the 86/FR-S that was, aside from some minor differences, a carbon copy of the Subaru BRZ. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "What to Know About the 2020 Toyota Supra," 16 Jan. 2019 That's a plus: With five years of development distance between the Supra and Z4, the two cars should have unique personalities, especially compared to the 86/FR-S that was, aside from some minor differences, a carbon copy of the Subaru BRZ. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "What to Know About the 2020 Toyota Supra," 16 Jan. 2019 That's a plus: With five years of development distance between the Supra and Z4, the two cars should have unique personalities, especially compared to the 86/FR-S that was, aside from some minor differences, a carbon copy of the Subaru BRZ. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "What to Know About the 2020 Toyota Supra," 16 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of carbon copy

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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carbon copy

noun

English Language Learners 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

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