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English definition of “copycat”


adjective     /ˈkɒp.i.kæt/ US  /ˈkɑː.pi-/
done or made to be very similar to something else : In the market you can buy affordable copycat (= very similar ) versions of expensive perfumes .Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities describes a crime that is believed to have been influenced by another, often famous , crime because it is so similar : copycat murders Crime - general words
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