verb (used with object), mim·icked, mim·ick·ing.
Origin of mimic
Examples from the Web for mimicking
We are looking the same, acting the same, and mimicking masculinity the same.How Straight World Stole ‘Gay’: The Last Gasp of the ‘Lumbersexual’|Tim Teeman|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Others walked with their hands in the air, mimicking the gestures of someone showing they were unarmed.'What You Gonna Do, Kill Us All?' Protesters Ask Ferguson Police|Justin Glawe|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the contrary, many of them were quite capable of mimicking a somber-faced pose while they said deeply horrible things.
Be very passive as the air leaves your lungs and leaves your mouth, mimicking the sounds of ocean waves ebbing and flowing.
It is assuredly not by mimicking the Gellars and Spencers of the world, thereby effectively becoming an anti-Jihadist Jihadi.The Opponents of Militant Islamism Are Often As Bigoted as Their Targets|Jacob Mchangama|December 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The usual meaning of the word to the Greek, as to the modern, seems to be little more than an aping or mimicking.Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance|Donald Lemen Clark
"I might be glad of a companion—but not of Paul," retorted Leo, mimicking.Leonore Stubbs|L. B. Walford
He had a remarkable talent for mimicking, very rarely exercised.Aubrey Beardsley|Robert Ross
He carried on amazing twenty-minute dialogues with himself, mimicking the voice of girl and woman, bully and dandy.Golden Lads|Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
"Oh, that's mostly what he gets called," said someone, mimicking Tom's own phrase.Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
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).