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copyist

noun copy·ist \ˈkä-pē-ist\

: someone who made copies of documents or maps by hand before printing became common

: someone who copies the style or design of something (such as a work of art or piece of clothing)

Full Definition of COPYIST

1
:  one who makes copies
2
:  imitator

Examples of COPYIST

  1. <she prides herself on being an innovator in fashion, and not a mere copyist>
  2. <some scholars argue that the vexing passage reflects a misreading of the text by an early copyist>

First Known Use of COPYIST

1696

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