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An exercise book containing models of penmanship, used in teaching handwriting.
Unoriginal; trite: used copybook phrases in the essay.
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a book of specimens, esp of penmanship, for imitation
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) chiefly US a book for or containing documents
3. blot one's copybook informal to spoil one's reputation by making a mistake, offending against social customs, etc
4. (modifier) trite or unoriginal: copybook sentiments.
a book containing models, usu. of penmanship, for learners to imitate.