[ kop-out ]
/ ˈkɒpˌaʊt /
an act or instance of copping out; reneging; evasion: The governor's platform was a cop-out.
a person who cops out: Everyone helped as they had promised, except for one cop-out.
Words nearby cop-out
Origin of cop-out
First recorded in 1940–45; noun use of verb phrase cop out
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Examples from the Web for cop-out
"I wanted to start somewhere and not have the cop-out that you know it when you see it," she says from her Portland, Oregon, home.
Carver argued back in a poem: “starving is more of a cop-out.”