- 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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- a person, esp a celebrity, or thing that is the double of another
- (as modifier)a lookalike Minister; a lookalike newspaper
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Word Origin and History for lookalike
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