doppelgänger

[dop-uhl-gang-er; German daw-puhl-geng-er]
noun
a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person.
Also, Doppelgänger.
Also called doubleganger.


Origin:
1850–55; < German: literally, double-walker

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doppelgänger (ˈdɒpəlˌɡɛŋə, German ˈdɔpəlˌɡɛŋər)
 
n
legend a ghostly duplicate of a living person
 
[from German Doppelgänger, literally: double-goer]

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doppelganger
1830, from Ger., lit. "double-goer," originally with a ghostly sense. Sometimes half-Anglicized as doubleganger.
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Example sentences
Debt, and its doppelganger credit, have expanded beyond all previous historical
  situations.
Our genetic doppelganger had been right there watching us, even outwitting us.
That was my doppelganger moving to a new school in the state.
You sound like my doppelganger.
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