Definition of rubber stamp
1 : a stamp of rubber for making imprints
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 a : a stereotyped copy or expression <the usual rubber stamps of criticism — H. L. Mencken> b : 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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