Meaning of “copycat” in the English Dictionary

"copycat" in British English

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copycatnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒp.i.kæt/ us /ˈkɑː.pi.kæt/ child's word


uk /ˈkɒp.i.kæt/ us /ˈkɑː.pi.kæt/

(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)