Pronunciation: (kop'ē-kat"), [key]
—n., v., -cat•ted, -cat•ting.
—n. Also,cop'y cat".
a person or thing that copies, imitates, mimics, or follows the lead of another, as a child who says or does exactly the same as another child.
imitating or repeating a recent, well-known occurrence: a copycat murder.
1. to imitate or mimic: new domestic wines that copycat the expensive imports.
2. to copy slavishly; reproduce: The clothes were copycatted straight from designer originals.
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