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look-alike

[loo k-uh-lahyk] /ˈlʊk əˌlaɪk/
noun
1.
a person or thing that looks like or closely resembles another; double.
2.
a compatible:
The leading brand of computer was expensive so they bought cheap look-alikes.
3.
a pill or capsule that contains nonprescription stimulants, as caffeine and ephedrine, but is made to appear like one containing illegal or prescription stimulants, as amphetamine or biphetamine.
adjective
4.
being or characteristic of a look-alike.
Also, lookalike.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; noun use of verb phrase look alike
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British Dictionary definitions for lookalike

lookalike

/ˈlʊkəˌlaɪk/
noun
1.
  1. a person, esp a celebrity, or thing that is the double of another
  2. (as modifier): a lookalike Minister, a lookalike newspaper
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Word Origin and History for lookalike

look-alike

n.

"someone who closely resembles another," 1937, American English, from look (v.) + alike.

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Slang definitions & phrases for lookalike

look-alike

noun
  1. A person who closely resembles another; dead ringer, double: Barratt had an interview with his noted look-alike (1947+)
  2. A compatible machine: an IBM PC look-alike (1980s+ Computer)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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