Talk:beater

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RFV discussion: May 2007–September 2007[edit]

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beater

The Harry Potter sense: another Harry Potter coinage without independent use. Dmcdevit·t 21:50, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

RFV failed, sense removed. —RuakhTALK 07:45, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

RFV discussion: September 2011–March 2012[edit]

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beater

Rfv-sense copycat. I can't see it in any other online dictionary, and I have never come across it. SemperBlotto 21:27, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

I hear it very often used to express frustration over someone who plagiarized their idea or imitated their style. It is slang and I don't know if it has been used in printed works.Gtroy 21:45, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

I can't think of a way to search for this that would avoid the other meanings of beater. Maybe something like "you're such a beater", would that work? Mglovesfun (talk) 23:21, 10 September 2011 (UTC)
I'm not sure, maybe "He is such a beater"?Gtroy 20:36, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
I wouldn't understand this sense if I saw or heard it. Could you cite any actual usage that makes clear the extra sense as a synonym of plagiarist? Dbfirs 10:16, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 07:14, 1 March 2012 (UTC)