copycat

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cop·y·cat

 (kŏp′ē-kăt′) Informal
n.
One that closely imitates or mimics another.
v. cop·y·cat·ted, cop·y·cat·ting, cop·y·cats
v.intr.
To act as an imitator or mimic.
v.tr.
To imitate closely; mimic.
adj.
Closely imitating or following another: a copycat version of a successful product; a copycat crime.

copycat

(ˈkɒpɪˌkæt)
n
informal
a. a person, esp a child, who imitates or copies another
b. (as modifier): copycat murders.

cop•y•cat

(ˈkɒp iˌkæt)

n., adj., v. -cat•ted, -cat•ting. n.
1. a person or thing that imitates another persistently or exactly.
adj.
2. imitating or repeating a well-known occurrence: a copycat crime.
v.t.
3. to imitate; mimic; reproduce.
Also, cop′y cat`.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.copycat - someone who copies the words or behavior of anothercopycat - someone who copies the words or behavior of another
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
epigon, epigone - an inferior imitator of some distinguished writer or artist of musician
parrot - a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated
Translations
jäljittelijämatkija
naäper

copycat

[ˈkɒpɪkæt]
A. Nimitador(a) m/f
B. CPD copycat crime Ncrimen m que trata de emular a otros

copycat

[ˈkɒpikæt] (pejorative)
ncopieur/euse m/f
modif [crime, attack] → inspiré(e) par un autrecopy editor nrelecteur/trice m/f

copycat

[ˈkɒpɪˌkæt] n (pej) → copione/a
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