doppelgänger


dop·pel·gäng·er

noun \ˈdä-pəl-ˌgaŋ-ər, -ˌgeŋ-, ˌdä-pəl-ˈ\

: someone who looks like someone else

: a ghost that looks like a living person

Full Definition of DOPPELGÄNGER

1
:  a ghostly counterpart of a living person
2
a :  double 2a
b :  alter ego b
c :  a person who has the same name as another

Variants of DOPPELGÄNGER

dop·pel·gäng·er or dop·pel·gang·er \ˈdä-pəl-ˌgaŋ-ər, -ˌgeŋ-, ˌdä-pəl-ˈ\

Examples of DOPPELGÄNGER

  1. In the story, the character is haunted by a doppelgänger.
  2. <at the mall today I saw someone who could be your doppelgänger>

Origin of DOPPELGÄNGER

German Doppelgänger, from doppel- double + -gänger goer
First Known Use: 1851

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