Definition of copybook noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒpibʊk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːpibʊk//
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  • a book, used in the past by children in school, containing examples of writing which school students had to copy
  • Idioms (old-fashioned, informal) to do something to spoil the opinion that other people have of you

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