- to imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively.
- to imitate in a servile or unthinking way; ape.
- to be an imitation of; simulate; resemble closely.
- a person who mimics, especially a performer skilled in mimicking others.
- a copy or imitation of something.
- a performer in a mime.
- imitating or copying something, often on a smaller scale: a mimic battle.
- apt at or given to imitating; imitative; simulative.
Origin of mimic
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Examples from the Web for mimicked
The finale consisted of a lengthy dance routine that mimicked the movements of animals in nature.Gareth Pugh's Fashion Show Lacked Fashion, But Not Passion
September 5, 2014
But actual driving simulation studies have not mimicked these results.The Truth About Driving While Stoned
June 12, 2014
The bust detail on his dresses often mimicked the layering of petals, for instance.Raf Simons Debuts at Christian Dior With Couture Collection
July 2, 2012
He mimicked the nasal slur of former prime minister John Major.Sun Editor Calls Ethics Inquiry 'Ludicrous'
January 9, 2012
These demonstrations have been mimicked in several other European countries from Greece to Italy and France.Greece's Youth in Crisis
November 22, 2011
It has mimicked some prominent line, or overpowered some necessary mass.Modern Painters Volume II (of V)
"I don't care what you believe," mimicked Leslie disagreeably.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore
"No, my lady, I am not going to let you have it," he mimicked.Tess of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
The theory is that the mimickers live on the reputation of the mimicked.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
She laughed at them to their faces, and mimicked them behind their backs.Novel Notes
Jerome K. Jerome
- to imitate (a person, a manner, etc), esp for satirical effect; apeknown mainly for his ability to mimic other singers
- to take on the appearance of; resemble closelycertain flies mimic wasps
- to copy closely or in a servile manner
- a person or an animal, such as a parrot, that is clever at mimicking
- an animal that displays mimicry
- of, relating to, or using mimicry; imitative
- simulated, make-believe, or mock
Word Origin and History for mimicked
1580s, "a mime," from Latin mimicus, from Greek mimikos "of or pertaining to mimes," from mimos "mime."
1680s, from mimic (n.). Related: Mimicked; mimicking.
1590s, from Latin mimicus, from Greek mimikos "of or pertaining to mimes," verbal adjective from mimeisthai "to mimic, imitate, portray by means of imitation" (see mimeograph).
- To resemble closely; simulate.
- To take on the appearance of.