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.
imitating or repeating a recent, well-known occurrence: a copycat murder.
verb (used with object), cop·y·cat·ted, cop·y·cat·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.
Origin of copycat
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Related Words for copycattingape, resemble, simulate, mirror, recite, fake, do, play, caricature, ditto, parrot, parody, perform, copy, ridicule, copycat, echo, burlesque, mime, travesty
Examples from the Web for copycatting
Contemporary Examples of copycatting
While there are clusters, which may be due to copycatting, there's no obvious pattern.Department of Awful Statistics: Are Mass Shootings Really On the Rise?
January 28, 2013
The copycatting simultaneously delighted and inflamed Townshend.Speed Read: 11 Most Shocking Moments From Pete Townshend’s ‘Who I Am’
October 8, 2012
- a person, esp a child, who imitates or copies another
- (as modifier)copycat murders
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