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.
An evasion; an excuse for inaction: Arguing about standards is a ”cop-out” (1960s+ Counterculture)
[kop] /kɒp/ verb (used with object), copped, copping. Informal. 1. to catch; nab. 2. to steal; filch. 3. to buy (narcotics). Verb phrases 4. cop out, Idioms 5. cop a plea, /kɒp/ noun 1. another name for policeman 2. (Brit) an arrest (esp in the phrase a fair cop) 3. an instance of plagiarism verb […]
[kop-er] /ˈkɒp ər/ noun 1. a malleable, ductile, metallic element having a characteristic reddish-brown color: used in large quantities as an electrical conductor and in the manufacture of alloys, as brass and bronze. Symbol: Cu; atomic weight: 63.54; atomic number: 29; specific gravity: 8.92 at 20°C. 2. a metallic reddish brown. 3. a coin composed […]
noun 1. a cultural period intermediate between the Neolithic and the Bronze ages, marked by the development and use of copper tools. noun a short prehistoric period after the Stone Age and preceding the Bronze Age, when some tools and weapons were made of copper; the transition from the Copper to Bronze Age is difficult […]
[kop-er-uh, kop-ruh] /ˈkɒp ər ə, ˈkɒp rə/ noun 1. .