- 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.
Origin of mimic
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It makes a big difference whether the mimicker is seeking to escape from an enemy, or seeking to deceive its prey.Ways of Nature
- 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
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).
- To resemble closely; simulate.
- To take on the appearance of.