carbon copy

noun

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 in a Sentence

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

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

1876

First Known Use of carbon copy

1876


CARBON COPY Defined for English Language Learners

carbon copy

noun

Definition of carbon copy for English Language Learners

  • : 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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