Definition of rubber stamp
1 : a stamp of rubber for making imprints
2a : a person who echoes or imitates othersb : 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
3a : a stereotyped copy or expression the usual rubber stamps of criticism — H. L. Menckenb : a routine endorsement or approval
Examples of rubber stamp in a sentence
The legislature has been nothing more than a rubber stamp for the President.
an author who was ultimately just another rubber stamp of Hemingway
First Known Use of rubber stamp
RUBBER STAMP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rubber stamp for English Language Learners
: 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
RUBBER STAMP Defined for Kids
Definition of rubber stamp for Students
: a stamp with a printing face of rubber
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