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
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
First Known Use: circa 1922See Words from the same year
JEKYLL AND HYDE Defined for English Language Learners
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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