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copycat

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noun, often attributive copy·cat \-ˌkat\

Definition of copycat

  1. 1 :  one who imitates or adopts the behavior or practices of another

  2. 2 :  an imitative act or product <copycat board games>

Examples of copycat in a sentence

  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>

1896

First Known Use of copycat

1896


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copycat

verb copy·cat

Definition of copycat

copycatted

copycatting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to act as a copycat

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  imitate

Examples of copycat in a sentence

  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>

1926

First Known Use of copycat

1926


COPYCAT Defined for English Language Learners

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copycat

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noun, often attributive copy·cat \-ˌkat\

Definition of copycat for English Language Learners

  • : 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


COPYCAT Defined for Kids

copycat

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noun copy·cat \ˈkä-pē-ˌkat\

Definition of copycat for Students

  1. :  a person who imitates another person


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