[dop-uh l-gang-er; German daw-puh l-geng-er]
- a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person.
Origin of doppelgänger
1850–55; < German: literally, double-walker
Also called doubleganger.
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- legend a ghostly duplicate of a living person
from German Doppelgänger, literally: double-goer
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Word Origin and History for doppelganger
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