Definition of copycat in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒpɪkat/


informal, derogatory
1(Especially in children’s use) a person who copies another’s behaviour, dress, or ideas: all writers are copycats
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  • They are copycats, without alternative ideas, who are simply aping the tactics of conservatives (magazines, radio, blogs) in hope of similar success.
  • Your return is simply going to be dampened by other market copycats with the same idea.
  • Her albums have sold over eight million copies and established the template for the innumerable crossover copycats that have followed.
1.1 [as modifier] Denoting an action, typically a crime, carried out in imitation of another: copycat killings
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  • What I really want to know is this - are these copycat crimes of stupidity, or is there just this global trend in trying to solve one's problems by cutting off the unit?
  • And yet when Stanley Kubrick's movie was linked to various copycat crimes in the early 70s, the director personally had it whipped out of circulation.
  • Is there any danger, James Fox, that this kind of saturation coverage could actually inspire copycat crimes?

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