me-tooism


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me·too

or me-too  (mē′to͞o′)
adj. Informal
Using principles, practices, or designs copied from and closely similar to those of a rival.

me′-too′er n.
me′-too′ism n.

me-tooism

(ˌmiːˈtuːizəm)
n
the practice of imitating other people's work or ideas

me-too•ism

(ˈmiˈtu ɪz əm)

n.
1. the adopting of policies or practices similar or identical to those of a peer or competitor.
2. the making of a product, offering of a service, etc., that duplicates one that has become successful.
[1945–50, Amer.]
me′-too′er, n.
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