noun Also copy cat .
verb (used with object), cop·y·cat·ted, cop·y·cat·ting.
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OTHER WORDS FROM copycatcop·y·cat·ism, noun
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How to use copycat in a sentence
While branding might help determine which brands gain quick traction early on, the quality of the product is what will determine which ones have staying power against copycats.
Three months ago, YouTube copycat Rumble was filled with home recordings of people’s family, friends, and pets.Meet Rumble, the YouTube rival that’s popular with conservatives|Danielle Abril|November 30, 2020|Fortune
Apodaca’s video quickly became a meme with hundreds of copycats singing along to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” while drinking Ocean Spray.‘Stop asking for a ‘viral’ anything’: Why Ocean Spray’s successful meme can’t be replicated|Kristina Monllos|October 12, 2020|Digiday
Then again, Facebook could just wait for another company to acquire Quibi and then churn out a copycat product.How TV networks are setting up for the expanding ad-supported streaming war|Tim Peterson|September 23, 2020|Digiday
I think it’s a copycat that doesn’t have any traction just yet.Instagram’s would-be TikTok killer, Reels, struggles to gain traction|Danielle Abril|September 22, 2020|Fortune
Here are some quick tips to hold your own: Avoid playing copycat.A Runner’s Guide to Hydration (And How to Not Overdo It)|DailyBurn|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
British Dictionary definitions for copycat
- a person, esp a child, who imitates or copies another
- (as modifier)copycat murders