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[ 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.

OTHER WORDS FROM copy

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

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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