- a chameleonlike person who is unusually ubiquitous.
Origin of Zelig1
from Leonard Zelig, main character in Zelig, 1984 film by W. Allen
- a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “blessed.”
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Examples from the Web for zelig
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