Jekyll and Hyde

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

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 in a Sentence

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

  2. his Jekyll and Hyde tendencies

Origin and Etymology 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


JEKYLL AND HYDE Defined for English Language Learners

Jekyll and Hyde

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Definition of Jekyll and Hyde for English Language Learners

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

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