copyist

noun copy·ist \ ˈkä-pē-ist \
|Updated on: 4 Jul 2018

Definition of copyist

1 : one who makes copies
2 : imitator

Examples of copyist in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of copyist

1696

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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COPYIST Defined for English Language Learners

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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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