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Jekyll and Hyde

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noun Je·kyll and Hyde \ˈje-kəl-ən-ˈhīd also ˈjē- or ˈjā-\

Simple Definition of Jekyll and Hyde

  • : someone who is sometimes good and pleasant and sometimes very rude or bad

Full Definition of Jekyll and Hyde

  1. :  one having a two-sided personality one side of which is good and the other evil

Examples of jekyll and hyde

  1. He's a real Jekyll and Hyde who can become violent without warning.

  2. his Jekyll and Hyde tendencies



Origin of jekyll and hyde

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, representing the two-sided personality of the protagonist in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) by R. L. Stevenson


First Known Use: circa 1922


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