[ kop-out ]
/ ˈkɒpˌaʊt /

noun Informal.

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.

Origin of cop-out

First recorded in 1940–45; noun use of verb phrase cop out Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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