[ mim-ik ]
/ ˈmɪm ɪk /
verb (used with object), mim·icked, mim·ick·ing.
to imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively.
to imitate in a servile or unthinking way; ape.
to be an imitation of; simulate; resemble closely.
a person who mimics, especially a performer skilled in mimicking others.
a copy or imitation of something.
a performer in a mime.
imitating or copying something, often on a smaller scale: a mimic battle.
apt at or given to imitating; imitative; simulative.
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Example sentences from the Web for mimicker
It makes a big difference whether the mimicker is seeking to escape from an enemy, or seeking to deceive its prey.Ways of Nature|John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for mimicker
/ (ˈmɪmɪk) /
verb -ics, -icking or -icked (tr)
to imitate (a person, a manner, etc), esp for satirical effect; apeknown mainly for his ability to mimic other singers
to take on the appearance of; resemble closelycertain flies mimic wasps
to copy closely or in a servile manner
a person or an animal, such as a parrot, that is clever at mimicking
an animal that displays mimicry
of, relating to, or using mimicry; imitative
simulated, make-believe, or mock
Derived forms of mimicmimicker, noun
Word Origin for mimic
C16: from Latin mīmicus, from Greek mimikos, from mimos mime
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Medical definitions for mimicker
[ mĭm′ĭk ]
To resemble closely; simulate.
To take on the appearance of.
Other words from mimicmim′ic adj. n.
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