noun Also copy cat.
verb (used with object), cop·y·cat·ted, cop·y·cat·ting.
Related formscop·y·cat·ism, noun
Examples from the Web for copycat
The theory of copycat suicides—fueled by media coverage—has long been studied in academic circles.
One thing The O.C. started is all the copycat shows, from The Real Housewives of Orange County to Laguna Beach.Remembering ‘The O.C.’: Creator Josh Schwartz on the Show’s 10th Anniversary|Marlow Stern|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Perfectly likable and watchable—it is a House copycat starring Greg Kinnear, after all—but not exactly the most inventive TV.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows|Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
China has no homegrown Apples or Microsofts, they say, because it is just a copycat nation.
Then Google turned around and made Android, which Jobs considered a copycat product.Apple’s Move to Spite Google and Use Its Own Map Software Hurts Customers|Dan Lyons|June 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for copycat
- a person, esp a child, who imitates or copies another
- (as modifier)copycat murders