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doppelgänger

doppelgänger

noun

  1. a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person.

noun

  1. legend a ghostly duplicate of a living person
n.

1830, from German Doppelgänger, literally “double-goer,” originally with a ghostly sense. See double + gang (n.). Sometimes half-anglicized as doubleganger.

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