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parrot vs imitator imitator vs parrot

parrot and imitator both are nouns.

parrot is a verb but imitator is not a verb.

As nouns, imitator is a hypernym of parrot; that is, imitator is a word with a broader meaning than parrot and parrot is a type of imitator with the definitions:
  • a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated
Other hypernyms of parrot include ape, emulator, copycat, aper.
parrot (noun) imitator (noun)
usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds someone who (fraudulently) assumes the appearance of another
a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated someone who copies the words or behavior of another
parrot (verb) imitator (verb)
repeat mindlessly