Translation of copycat in Spanish:

copycat

copión, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkɒpɪkat//ˈkɑpiˌkæt/

noun

informal

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    copión masculine informal
    copiona feminine informal
    imitamonos feminine Mexico informal
    (riot/murder) inspirado en otros
    (product) de imitación
    • Eric, I think what Lou is driving at, that if it were not related, it could be a nightmare situation involving so-called copycats, a copycat kind of killing.
    • In cases of apparent copycat crime, victims' families sometimes have sued movie or record companies on the theory that they are responsible for the crimes their products inspired.
    • He learnt, albeit the hard way, that imitation or copycat music has no place on the international market, especially among the highly sophisticated American and European consumer publics.
    • It is common too for forensic scientists to experience identically profiled homicides in different countries at precisely the same time and well before media release, so they are not copycat killings.
    • Some schools had copycat threats (two happened in suburban San Diego) others put new rules in effect, and many students used the event as a tool to get what they wanted.
    • The men who carried out both raids were Asian and detectives have not ruled out links between them but they are also considering that the second raid could have been a copycat crime.
    • Even if the bombings are being done by just one or a few individuals rather than as part of a crime syndicate, the last thing we want is for others to follow, copycat fashion.
    • Kubrick himself banned its showing after a series of copycat crimes were attributed to the influence of the film.
    • What I really want to know is this - are these copycat crimes of stupidity, or is there just this global trend in trying to solve one's problems by cutting off the unit?
    • Is there any danger, James Fox, that this kind of saturation coverage could actually inspire copycat crimes?
    • The judge blasted television programmes such as Jackass for inspiring copycat crimes.
    • Is the anthrax scare merely a copycat crime, or is bioterrorism the next step in some larger coordinated offensive?
    • The airline will triple the fuel tax on long-haul flights from £2.50 to between £6 and £8 in a move likely to trigger a wave of copycat hikes among other airlines.
    • And yet when Stanley Kubrick's movie was linked to various copycat crimes in the early 70s, the director personally had it whipped out of circulation.
    • Ronnie also noted that using the media as a scapegoat leads people to ignore problems that may exist in the homes and schools of those who commit so-called copycat crimes.
    • Contrary to popular belief, though, this was at the bidding of the director, not the censors, after a spate of copycat crimes.
    • Bayliss struggles with his memories of the Adena Watson murder from Season One when a copycat crime (look for Chris Rock in a cameo here) reminds him of his most painful failure.
    • Police in Berlin are investigating whether an arson early today was a copycat crime.
    • Some are starting to say that the media has saturation coverage of these tragic incidents, perhaps are going overboard, perhaps are even inspiring potential copycat perpetrators.
    • Stone, meanwhile, is still facing a massive lawsuit alleging that Natural Born Killers, his satire of media exploitation of violence, is the cause of copycat killings.