[ kop-ee ]
/ ˈkɒp i /
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noun, plural cop·ies, for 1, 2, 8, 10.

verb (used with object), cop·ied, cop·y·ing.

verb (used without object), cop·ied, cop·y·ing.



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Idioms for copy

    copy the mail, Citizens Band Radio Slang. mail1 (def. 11).

Origin of copy

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English copie (from Anglo-French ) from Medieval Latin cōpia “abundance, something copied,” Latin: “wealth, abundance”; see copious; (def. 18) originally a children's game, from the phrase copy the leader

synonym study for copy

14. See imitate.


pre·cop·y, noun, plural pre·cop·ies, verb (used with object), pre·cop·ied, pre·cop·y·ing.re·cop·y, verb (used with object), re·cop·ied, re·cop·y·ing.un·cop·ied, adjectivewell-copied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for copy

/ (ˈkɒpɪ) /

noun plural copies

verb copies, copying or copied

Word Origin for copy

C14: from Medieval Latin cōpia an imitation, something copied, from Latin: abundance, riches; see copious
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