- a containing models, usually of penmanship, for learners to imitate.
- a for or containing , as of documents.
- commonplace; stereotyped: a copybook sort of phrase.
- a book of specimens, esp of penmanship, for imitation
- mainly US a book for or containing documents
- blot one’s copybook informal to spoil one’s reputation by making a mistake, offending against social customs, etc
- (modifier) trite or unoriginalcopybook sentiments