- 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.
- imitating or repeating a recent, well-known occurrence: a copycat murder.
- to imitate or mimic: new domestic wines that copycat the expensive imports.
- to copy slavishly; reproduce: The clothes were copycatted straight from designer originals.
Origin of copycat
Examples from the Web for copycat
Contemporary Examples of copycat
The theory of copycat suicides—fueled by media coverage—has long been studied in academic circles.Teen Copycat Suicides Are A Real Phenomenon
May 1, 2014
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
August 5, 2013
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
China has no homegrown Apples or Microsofts, they say, because it is just a copycat nation.China’s Next Big Export: Creativity and Culture
November 22, 2012
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
June 21, 2012
- a person, esp a child, who imitates or copies another
- (as modifier)copycat murders