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[kop-ee-reed] /ˈkɒp iˌrid/
verb (used with object), copyread
[kop-ee-ee-red] /ˈkɒp i i rɛd/ (Show IPA),
copyreading [kop-ee-ree-ding] /ˈkɒp iˌri dɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
to work on (copy) as a copyreader.
Origin of copyread
First recorded in 1940-45; back formation from copyreader Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Penny wrote headlines, copy-read stories, and passed on all matters of policy.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate Mildred A. Wirt
  • Earlier sheets already had been copy-read and were in the process of being set into type.

    Whispering Walls Mildred A. Wirt
British Dictionary definitions for copy-read


verb -reads, -reading, -read
(US) to subedit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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