copycat Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"copycat" in British English

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copycatnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒp.i.kæt/  us   /ˈkɑː.pi-/ child's word
someone who has few ​ideas of ​their own and does or says ​exactly the same as someone ​else: You're just a copycat!

copycatadjective

uk   /ˈkɒp.i.kæt/  us   /ˈkɑː.pi-/
done or made to be very ​similar to something ​else: At the ​market you can ​buyaffordable copycat (= very ​similar)versions of ​expensiveperfumes. A copycat ​crime is ​believed to have been ​influenced by another, often ​famous, ​crime because it is so ​similar: copycat ​murders
(Definition of copycat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"copycat" in American English

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copycatadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈkɑp·iˌkæt/
done to ​copy someone or something A copycat ​crime is one that ​appears to be a ​copy of another ​crime because it is so ​similar.
(Definition of copycat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"copycat" in Business English

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copycatadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈkɒpikæt/  us   /ˈkɑːpi-/ COMMERCE
made or done in exactly the same way as something else: cheap copycat ​products Sales of the ​product have ​fallen by 42% since copycat ​versions were ​launched.

copycatnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒpikæt/  us   /ˈkɑːpi-/ COMMERCE
a ​product that is a ​copy of another company's ​product: The jeans ​company says it will fight to have all copycats ​removed from ​stores and destroyed.
(Definition of copycat from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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