One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A copy of a document which omits certain information given in the original.
2A copy of a communication which is sent confidentially to a recipient other than the primary addressee or addressees. Also: a facility in an email program which enables such copies to be sent, often used to send an email to multiple undisclosed recipients.
1940s. From blind + copy.
blind copy/ˈblʌɪnd ˌkɒpi/
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