a person who imitates or mimics another's behavior, actions, ideas, etc.: originally a child's term
designating an action, behavior, an idea, etc. that closely imitates that of another: a case of arson that inspires copycat crimes
transitive verb-·cat·ted, -·cat·ting
to imitate or mimic
to act as a copycat
One that closely imitates or mimics another.
verbcop·y·cat·ted, cop·y·cat·ting, cop·y·cats
To act as an imitator or mimic.
To imitate closely; mimic.
Closely imitating or following another: a copycat version of a successful product; a copycat crime.
(third-person singular simple present copycats, present participle copycatting, simple past and past participle copycatted)
- To act as a copycat; to copy in a shameless or derivative way