: one that looks like another : double
look-alike adjective

Examples of look-alike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Returning this year is the dog show, which includes categories like best owner look-alike and coolest trick. Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 The look-alike pair have been gallivanting around New York City, as supermodels do, looking gorgeous on the red carpet, also as supermodels do. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 16 Nov. 2023 At the 1970 Japan World Exposition, a primitive computer tried—mostly in vain—to match visitors with their celebrity look-alikes. Jesse Barron, The Atlantic, 1 Nov. 2023 The Michael Scott look-alike is the second person to snag the speaker nomination in just one day, after Majority Whip Tom Emmer resigned mere hours after his own nomination. Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling, The New Republic, 26 Oct. 2023 Later in the week, Bridgerton fan favorite Jonathan Bailey (or Anthony Bridgerton, as many of you know him), plays a Clark Kent look-alike in Showtime's Fellow Travelers, opposite Matt Bomer. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 22 Oct. 2023 Comments were misdirected at a Monroe look-alike and influencer who resides in the Runyon Canyon mansion where Monroe and her second husband, New York Yankees star Joe DiMaggio, lived in 1953. Emily St. Martin, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023 To emulate this style, try these Double T Combat boots from Tory Burch or, for a fraction of the cost, these look-alikes from Vince Camuto. Nneya Richards, Travel + Leisure, 28 Sep. 2023 Returning this year is the dog show, which includes categories like best owner look-alike and best dressed. Chris Richards, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of look-alike was in 1904

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“Look-alike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/look-alike. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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