Verboticism: Copycad

Copycad

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Definition: v. To seek approval from your boss by emulating their style, mannerisms or affectations. n. A person who copies their boss's style in order to win favor.

Pronunciation: cop-ee-kad

Sentence: Frank's very crafty. He knows he'll never get to be manager of Knights Property unless Bob Knight approves it. So he wears the same style suits and drinks the same coffe. Bob thinks Frank's a mate, but behind Frank's smile is a heart of steel and obsessive ambition. Frank will do what it takes. He's a copycad.

Etymology: copycat (a person who copies another) + cad (one who behaves in a dishonourable way, a bounder)

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