copycat copycat  /ˈkɑ pi ˌkæt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who copies the words or behavior of another

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Ever since the Columbine High School killings, the copycat syndrome has been working overtime.
  2. Their multiple-death pact had traumatized their hometown, inspired copycat acts more than 700 miles away and dramatically spotlighted the painful problem of teenage suicide.
  3. Despite several copycat efforts in recent months, this is still the best place to buy music, legally, and it's more popular than ever, selling 2.

News

  1. Add DeSean Jackson to the list of Eagles veterans who want answers

    The NFL may be a "copycat" league, but it now appears the Eagles are playing a game of "follow the leader." Pro Football Talk has transcribed DeSean Jackson's appearance on NFL Network from Tuesday night and the quotes hold similar to that of Michael Vick . During his time on Total Access, the former Pro Bowler went out of his way to join the now-two man conquest for answers regarding the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. Saturn's icy moon Dione may hide watery secret

    By Tanya LewisSpace.comThe plain-looking Saturn moon Dione may have once had a geologically active subsurface ocean, new images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal.Images of Dione's 500-mile-long (800 kilometers) mountain Janiculum Dorsa suggest that the moon could have been a weaker copycat of Enceladus, Saturn's icy geyser moon."There may turn out to be many more active worlds with water out ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  3. Are The Wheels Coming Off At Samsung, And The Galaxy S4?

    At the end of last week shares in Samsung Electronics fell 6%, the largest single-day drop since Samsung lost its patent copycat case to Apple in August 2012. Does it signal a fundamental problem in Samsung's innovation model? Or has Samsung simply entered the same volatile share price culture as Apple?
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "Obviously, we're concerned about the possibility of a copycat attack," Mr. Chertoff said at a news conference.
    on Jul 7, 2005 By: Michael Chertoff Source: New York Times

  2. "It's a copycat league," Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher says. "You just have to be prepared for it in case one of your opponents down the road decides to shift gears."
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Jeff Fisher Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. "This is a complete copycat announcement," Labor's federal health spokeswoman Nicola Roxon told reporters in Melbourne. "Labor has been promoting the GP super clinics across the country for the last several months and (Health Minister Tony)...
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Nicola Roxon Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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