14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
1530, in the meaning defined above
Words Unfit for Office
The ‘flubs' that got presidents (and candidates) in trouble with the critics
“Copulative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copulative. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.
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