[kop-ee-kat] /ˈkɒp iˌkæt/
noun, Also, copy cat
a person or thing that copies, imitates, mimics, or follows the lead of another, as a child who says or does exactly the same as another child.
imitating or repeating a recent, well-known occurrence:
a copycat murder.
verb (used with object), copycatted, copycatting.
to imitate or mimic:
new domestic wines that copycat the expensive imports.
to copy slavishly; reproduce:
The clothes were copycatted straight from designer originals.
by 1884, American English, probably at least a generation older, from copy (v.) + cat (n.). As a verb, from 1932.
: a copycat inventor/ copycat crime
: Sally traps her there, and copycats the first murder, gore and all (1930s+)
[kop-ee-kuht-er] /ˈkɒp iˌkʌt ər/ noun, Journalism. 1. an employee of a newspaper who separates into takes to facilitate printing.
noun, Journalism. 1. the desk in a newspaper office at which copy is edited and prepared for printing. Compare 1 (def 5). noun 1. (journalism) a desk where copy is edited
[kop-ee-ed-it] /ˈkɒp iˌɛd ɪt/ verb (used with object) 1. to edit (a manuscript, document, text, etc.) for publication, especially for punctuation, spelling, grammatical structure, style, etc. 2. to copyread.
[kop-ee-ed-it] /ˈkɒp iˌɛd ɪt/ verb (used with object) 1. to edit (a manuscript, document, text, etc.) for publication, especially for punctuation, spelling, grammatical structure, style, etc. 2. to copyread. verb 1. (journalism) to prepare (copy) for printing by styling, correcting, etc