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copycat

[ kop-ee-kat ]
/ 藞k蓲p i藢k忙t /
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noun Also copy cat .
a person or thing that copies, imitates, mimics, or follows the lead of another, as a child who says or does exactly the same as another child.
adjective
imitating or repeating a recent, well-known occurrence: a copycat murder.
verb (used with object), cop路y路cat路ted, cop路y路cat路ting.
to imitate or mimic: new domestic wines that copycat the expensive imports.
to copy slavishly; reproduce: The clothes were copycatted straight from designer originals.
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Origin of copycat

An Americanism dating back to 1895鈥1900; copy + cat

OTHER WORDS FROM copycat

cop路y路cat路ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for copycat

copycat
/ (藞k蓲p瑟藢k忙t) /

noun
informal
  1. a person, esp a child, who imitates or copies another
  2. (as modifier)copycat murders
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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