Definition of cop-out noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒp aʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːp aʊt//
(informal, disapproving) Lazy
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a way of avoiding doing something that you should do, or an excuse for not doing it Not turning up was just a cop-out. See related entries: Lazy
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cop-out

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