American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that closely imitates or mimics another.
- v. To act as an imitator or mimic.
- v. To imitate closely; mimic.
- adj. Closely imitating or following another: a copycat version of a successful product; a copycat crime.
- n. informal One who imitates others' work without adding ingenuity.
- adj. Imitative; unoriginal.
- v. To act as a copycat; to copy in a shameless or derivative way
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. someone who copies the words or behavior of another.
- n. someone who copies the words or behavior of another
- From copy + cat ("person"). It has been in use since at least 1896, in Sarah Orne Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs. (Wiktionary)
“One is that they didn't want to give people ideas -- here's a new, neat, you know, weapon you can build from the Internet, so we get a bunch of people out there that are, to use the term copycat, who say, you know, I'll do something similar.”
“Of course, the term copycat is too harsh a term for creating a game that already has a rival in the market.”
“Law enforcement officials said the unrest — including nightly arson and what they described as copycat attacks — was spreading more rapidly than their ability to respond to it.”
“Even if you can't live up to "Iron Jim", all you had to do was pay attention to the past movies and copycat from the future war scenes and make it into a 2 hour movie.”
“Contrary to the goal of improving public perceptions, the announcement of a Microsoft-branded chain of stores screams "copycat" - historically one of the worst knocks against it.”
“Zheng was executed by firing squad a month later -- and on the day of his execution, another school assailant, Chen Kangbing, a mentally ill 33-year-old man, wounded 18 children in a primary school in Leizhou, in Guangdong province, in what authorities called a copycat crime.”
“VITAL STATSWorries About Littleton CopycatsMore than two weeks after Littleton, so-called copycat threats haven't abated, likely because students are pulling more hoaxes -- but definitely because officials are unwilling to take chances.”
“At this point, you don't wanna just immediately go in for the finger kiss because someone else just did it, and while being called a copycat isn't as bad as being called a corpse kisser, you're still going to be the main topic of conversation in the various cars other than your own as they're pulling out of the funeral home parking lot.”
“The copycat is a person who is watching this broadcast, who is that person who is fascinated by the person who is responsible for this, who identifies with him and at some point, if his life really is going nowhere, and he experiences himself as enough of a failure, he may consider this as an option.”
“Nine police were injured in what police called "copycat criminality" in several parts of London on Sunday night, although the damage appeared to be on a much smaller scale than Saturday's rioting in Tottenham, in the north of the capital.”
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