PRONUNCIATION: (kop-uhr-BOT-uhmd)

MEANING: adjective: Reliable, genuine, or trustworthy.

ETYMOLOGY: From the practice of covering a ship’s hull with copper (or alloy) to protect it from salt water and marine organisms. Earliest documented use: 1795. Don’t confuse this term with copperplate.

HOPPER-BOTTOMED - with legs like a rabbit or a kangaroo, for effective jumping

CHOPPER-BOTTOMED - having false teeth for the lower jaw only

COPPER-BLOTTO-MED - the pill that the police use to treat a hangover