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cop-out

[kop-out] /ˈkɒpˌaʊt/
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
1940-1945
1940-45; noun use of verb phrase cop out
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see cop out.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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cop-out

noun

An evasion; an excuse for inaction: Arguing about standards is a ''cop-out'' (1960s+ Counterculture)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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