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copy-book vs notebook

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copy-book vs notebook

Postby simplythebest » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:48 pm


I'd like you to tell me if you currently use "copy-book" with the meaning "book with blank pages on which you write notes".
In our Romanian-English dictionaries, you will find both "copybook" and "notebook" defined as such.
As a student, loooong time ago :-( , I used my copybook to take notes in the classroom.
Some textbooks still use the word, although OUP, Longman, Macmillan, etc. dictionaries no longer list the word as defined above.

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Re: copy-book vs notebook

Postby Josef » Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:21 am

You write notes in a notebook.

I actually never heard the term copybook but just checked my dictionary and it says:

copybook (noun): a book containing models of handwriting for learners to imitate
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