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copyist

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noun copy·ist \ˈkä-pē-ist\

Simple Definition of copyist

  • : 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. 1 :  one who makes copies

  2. 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>



1696

First Known Use of copyist

1696


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