verb (used with object), mim·icked, mim·ick·ing.
Origin of mimic
Synonyms for 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
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).