spitting image

noun
plural spitting images

Definition of spitting image

: someone or something that looks very much like someone or something else Father then and son later are spitting images of each other.— Norris McDonald usually singularNaimah was brown-skinned, slender, and neighbors said she was the spitting image of her mother.— Debbie Chocolate… a lovely … Oscar de la Renta dress, which was the spitting image of a similar one the late royal had worn previously.— Megan C. Hill

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Examples of spitting image in a Sentence

with the help of either movie magic or makeup, the actress appeared to be the spitting image of the queen
Recent Examples on the Web The internet is currently doing a collective double-take thanks to Kari Lewis, a 31-year-old woman from Indianapolis, Indiana who just so happens to be the spitting image of 30-year-old actress Emma Watson. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Emma Watson Has a Doppelgänger Who Looks Like Her Actual Twin," 29 Dec. 2020 But officials warn that the current weather pattern is the spitting image of the weather that helped fuel the wildfires that scorched millions of acres this summer and are urging residents to stay vigilant over the coming days. Artemis Moshtaghian And Eric Levenson, CNN, "California's Bond Fire has burned more than 7,000 acres and more fire warnings are ahead," 6 Dec. 2020 On page 456 there’s a studio portrait of young Kingsley with Bardwell, and the son is the spitting image of the father, rather edging out Larkin. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Martin Amis, the Accidental Memoirist," 22 Oct. 2020 Corrin also looks like the spitting image of the former Princess of Wales. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, "Here’s Your First Glimpse of Princess Di & Margaret Thatcher In New The Crown Photos," 29 Sep. 2020 In one of the glamorous new shots, the up-and-coming actress is the spitting image of the late royal in a purple strapless gown, matching scarf, and fluffy blonde bob. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Crown Shares First Photos of Princess Diana in Season 4," 29 Sep. 2020 The actress and comedian shared a new snapshot of her 15-month-old son Gene David to Instagram on Thursday night, which showed just how much the baby boy is the spitting image of his famous mom. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, "Amy Schumer Shares Sweet Photo of Son Gene After Revealing She 'Can't Be Pregnant Ever Again'," 14 Aug. 2020 With its boundless fields of blooming tulips and towering windmills, Holland, Michigan—a city (population: 33,327) located 30 miles west of Grand Rapids on the shores of Lake Michigan—is the spitting image of the Dutch countryside. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, "Ten American Towns That Feel Like Europe," 11 Aug. 2020 The gameplay shown is a spitting image of the current Gran Turismo Sport head-up display that features everything from the tachometer and mileage to live data on the level of brake and acceleration applied. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, "First Look at Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 5, Coming by Year's End," 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of spitting image

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spitting image

alteration of spit and image

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The first known use of spitting image was in 1881

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10 Jan 2021

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“Spitting image.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spitting%20image. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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spitting image

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English Language Learners Definition of spitting image

: someone who looks very much like someone else

spitting image

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