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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
mim•ic /ˈmɪmɪk/USA pronunciation   v.,  -icked, -ick•ing, n. 
v. [+ object]
  1. to imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully, sometimes to insult another:He mimicked the teacher's scolding.
  2. to resemble closely:This virus mimics the effects of the other.

n. [countable]
  1. a person or thing that mimics, esp. a performer.
mim•ick•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
mim•ic  (mimik),USA pronunciation v.,  -icked, -ick•ing, n., adj. 
  1. to imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively.
  2. to imitate in a servile or unthinking way;
  3. to be an imitation of;
    resemble closely.

  1. a person who mimics, esp. a performer skilled in mimicking others.
  2. a copy or imitation of something.
  3. a performer in a mime.

  1. imitating or copying something, often on a smaller scale:a mimic battle.
  2. apt at or given to imitating;
mimick•er, n. 
  • Greek mīmikós. See mime, -ic
  • Latin mīmicus
  • 1580–90
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged follow, mock;
      simulate, counterfeit.
    • 7.See corresponding entry in Unabridged mock, simulated.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

mimic /ˈmɪmɪk/ vb ( -ics, -icking, -icked)(transitive)
  1. to imitate (a person, a manner, etc), esp for satirical effect; ape
  2. to take on the appearance of; resemble closely: certain flies mimic wasps
  3. to copy closely or in a servile manner
  1. a person or an animal, such as a parrot, that is clever at mimicking
  2. an animal that displays mimicry
  1. of, relating to, or using mimicry; imitative
  2. simulated, make-believe, or mock
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin mīmicus, from Greek mimikos, from mimos mime

ˈmimicker n

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