Meaning of rubber stamp
- a device with a rubber printing surface that becomes coated with ink by being pressed on an ink-saturated pad, used for imprinting dates, addresses, standard designations or notices, etc., by hand.
- a person or government agency that gives approval automatically or routinely.
- such approval.
Pronunciation: (rub'ur-stamp'), [key]
- to imprint with a rubber stamp.
- to give approval automatically or without consideration: to rubber-stamp the president's proposals.
- tending to give approval automatically or without due consideration: a rubber-stamp Congress that passed all the president's bills.
- rubber stamp (Thesaurus)