copycat


1copy·cat

noun, often attributive \-ˌkat\

: a person who does the same thing as someone else : a person who adopts the behavior, style, etc., of someone else

: something that is very similar to another thing

Full Definition of COPYCAT

1
:  one who imitates or adopts the behavior or practices of another
2
:  an imitative act or product <copycat board games>

Examples of COPYCAT

  1. She called me a copycat for wearing the same dress.
  2. <every rock singer who makes it big soon has a whole cluster of copycats>

First Known Use of COPYCAT

1896

2copycat

verb
copy·cat·tedcopy·cat·ting

Definition of COPYCAT

intransitive verb
:  to act as a copycat
transitive verb
:  imitate

Examples of COPYCAT

  1. <asked her stylist to copycat a hairstyle from the magazine>
  2. <a performer who slavishly copycats another never rises to the level of true stardom>

First Known Use of COPYCAT

1926

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