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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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