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copycat

noun, often attributive copy·cat \ ˈkä-pē-ˌkat \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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 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

Recent Examples of copycat from the Web

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First Known Use of copycat

1896

copycat Synonyms


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copycat

verb

Definition of copycat

copycatted; copycatting
intransitive verb
:to act as a copycat
transitive verb

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

Recent Examples of copycat from the Web

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First Known Use of copycat

1926


COPYCAT Defined for English Language Learners

copycat

noun

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

noun copy·cat \ ˈkä-pē-ˌkat \

Definition of copycat for Students

:a person who imitates another person


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