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doppelgänger

[dop-uh l-gang-er; German daw-puh l-geng-er] /ˈdɒp əlˌgæŋ ər; German ˈdɔ pəlˌgɛŋ ər/
noun
1.
a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person.
Also, Doppelgänger.
Also called doubleganger.
Origin of doppelgänger
1850-1855
1850-55; < German: literally, double-walker
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Examples from the web for doppelgangers
  • They are doppelgangers, sharing each other's pain, feeling each other's joy.
  • It can convert other individuals into twisted doppelgangers that eventually gather to form a destructive legion.
British Dictionary definitions for doppelgangers

doppelgänger

/ˈdɒpəlˌɡɛŋə; German ˈdɔpəlˌɡɛŋər/
noun
1.
(legend) a ghostly duplicate of a living person
Word Origin
from German Doppelgänger, literally: double-goer
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Contemporary definitions for doppelgangers
noun

alter ego

Word Origin

German doppel 'double' + ganger 'goer'

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Word Origin and History for doppelgangers

doppelganger

n.

1830, from German Doppelgänger, literally "double-goer," originally with a ghostly sense. See double + gang (n.). Sometimes half-anglicized as doubleganger.

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