verb (used with object), mim·icked, mim·ick·ing.
Origin of mimic
Examples from the Web for mimic
When my hair gets long enough I kid myself I can mimic the glorious tumbling fringe of “the Rachel” sometimes.Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Got Married and We’re Worried About Jennifer Aniston|Kevin Fallon, Tim Teeman|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The results: Even moderate MDMA doses in conditions that mimic hot, crowded, social settings could be lethal to rats.Why Molly Is Especially Deadly at Summer Music Festivals|Abby Haglage|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The team designed over 40 themed soundscapes that mimic environments, all of which are free to download.New Study Shows Dream App Helps People Craft Dreams and Wake Up Happier|Mihir Patkar|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He slowed down the action at times for effect; he jolted the camera to mimic the jittery imperfection of a documentary.
Wall Street gets to game the government; Republican big wigs get to mimic their masters in a sandbox of their own.Wall Street Wolves Want to Bring their Big Bucks to the GOP Party|James Poulos|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She could not speak at all, except to mimic his last words whenever he spoke.The Silent Readers|William D. Lewis
Filling his cupped hands with water, he sent up shower after shower of mimic rain between them and the miserable, cowering beast.Strange Stories of the Great River|Abbie Johnston Grosvenor
She had come to play for him, to mimic the natural world for his pleasure.Rose O'Paradise|Grace Miller White
And how came he to permit such a person to mimic Josephine Burroughs, a lady, the woman to whom he was engaged?The Grain Of Dust|David Graham Phillips
How different the scene with these mimic troops, from that presented by his human legions!
verb -ics, -icking or -icked (tr)
Word Origin for mimic
1580s, "a mime," from Latin mimicus, from Greek mimikos "of or pertaining to mimes," from mimos "mime."
1680s, from mimic (n.). Related: Mimicked; mimicking.
1590s, from Latin mimicus, from Greek mimikos "of or pertaining to mimes," verbal adjective from mimeisthai "to mimic, imitate, portray by means of imitation" (see mimeograph).