Jekyll and Hyde

Je·​kyll and Hyde | \ ˈje-kəl-ən-ˈhīd How to pronounce Jekyll and Hyde (audio) also ˈjē- or ˈjā- \

Definition of Jekyll and Hyde

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

Examples of Jekyll and Hyde in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of Jekyll and Hyde

circa 1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Jekyll and Hyde.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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