- a person or thing that looks like or closely resembles another; double.
- a compatible: The leading brand of computer was expensive so they bought cheap look-alikes.
- 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.
- being or characteristic of a look-alike.
Origin of look-alike
First recorded in 1945–50; noun use of verb phrase look alike
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Examples from the Web for look-alike
On the surface, the Grace Kelly look-alike, already famous in her native Australia, has it down.All the Ways Contestants on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Have to Be Crazy Perfect
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April 29, 2014
Through the Look-Alike project, they were finally able to meet each other, and have since become close pals.
“I received a letter from a guy who met [his] look-alike one day on the beach,” Brunelle said of one of his submissions.
Word Origin and History for look-alike
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