copout

cop-out

[kop-out]
noun Informal.
1.
an act or instance of copping out; reneging; evasion: The governor's platform was a cop-out.
2.
a person who cops out: Everyone helped as they had promised, except for one cop-out.

Origin:
1940–45; noun use of verb phrase cop out

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