replicant n. 2
a person who acts or behaves like a replicant n. 1, esp. in imitating or resembling others; a conformist person; a clone
Reagan’s loss of popularity as a result of Iranscam removes the strongest justification for Laxalt’s candidacy. If the public is dissatisfied with Reagan’s performance, why should it vote for a Reagan replicant?
in Atlantic Monthly July 67/1
1993 UNIX Rev. May 65 (advt.)
The database replicants over in accounting. The PC droids in sales.
2007 Daily Mail (Nexis) 26 Nov. 40
She turned far too many celebrities into ultra-girly, weak, over made-up replicants.
Jobs at these companies were playful, free-form, creative! Hierarchies, like those dreaded ties sported by the loser replicants of IBM, were gone.
The Rise & Fall of the Dot-Com Foosball Table in Medium.com 10 Mar.
W. Schneider in Atlantic Monthly
Research HistoryEnoch Forrester submitted a 1987 cite from an article by William Schneider in the Atlantic Monthly. (Earliest cite in the OED: 1993)
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