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CC(2)

acronym; verb
To send a carbon copy of an email to another.
 
While the term "carbon copy", or CC, came into existence with the invention of email, it was not used as a verb until the mid 2000s. Around that time, computer terminology started to make its way slowly but surely into everyday language. The term was coined as a way of saying "I'm going to send you a CC of this email.", but in a shorter, more informal way. CC became a verb in a way similar to how the terms 'google' and 'facebook' are now used as verbs to describe their respective actions on those sites.
Etymology : Acronym - "carbon copy"
Source : "Here, I'll CC you the files I wrote." — conversation, May 2008.
Last modified: 3 December 2008


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