a person who transcribes copies, especially of documents.
an imitator.

1690–1700; copy + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To copyist
World English Dictionary
copyist (ˈkɒpɪɪst)
1.  a person who makes written copies; transcriber
2.  a person who imitates or copies

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
For the next four years he was a copyist for the city recorder of deeds.
Only one major error, the omission of a measure, was corrected by the original copyist--and probable user--of this part.
Also added by the copyist are the fine vertical lines in the background which set off the wall painting.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature