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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A nervous disease in which the patient involuntarily imitates the words or action of another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A neurosis observed in Siberia, characterized by extreme excitability and sometimes exhibitions of terror, with imitation of word and deed and often obscene speech.


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  • A disease in which the sufferer mimics everything said or done by another, of Siberian origin.

    July 7, 2008