the real McCoy
Definition of the real McCoy
: something or someone that is real or genuine : something or someone that is not a copy or imitation Is that a fake gun, or is it the real McCoy? These diamonds look like the real McCoy, but they could be fake. To help her play the role of a lawyer, the actress studied with the real McCoy.
Word by Word Definitions
: of or relating to fixed, permanent, or immovable things (such as lands or tenements)
: not artificial, fraudulent, or illusory : genuine
: being precisely what the name implies
: a real thing
: a mathematically real quantity
: very, really
: a former monetary unit and coin of Spain and its possessions
: a former monetary unit and coin of Portugal
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