Definition of copyist
1 : one who makes copies
2 : imitator
Examples of copyist in a Sentence
she prides herself on being an innovator in fashion, and not a mere copyist
some scholars argue that the vexing passage reflects a misreading of the text by an early copyist
Recent Examples of copyist from the Web
The name of the copyist was a student of Ibn Hajar’s, who had hastily scrawled the work down after hearing it aloud from the mouth of the author himself.
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First Known Use of copyist
COPYIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of copyist for English Language Learners
: 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)
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