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copycat

noun [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!

copycat

adjective uk   /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. describes a crime that is believed to have been influenced by another, often famous, crime because it is so similar: copycat murders
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