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doppelgänger

or Doppelgänger

[ dop-uhl-gang-er; German daw-puhl-geng-er ]
/ ˈdɒp əlˌgæŋ ər; German ˈdɔ pəlˌgɛŋ ər /
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noun

a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person.

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Also called doubleganger.

Origin of doppelgänger

1850–55; <German: literally, double-walker
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British Dictionary definitions for doppelgänger

doppelgänger
/ (ˈdɒpəlˌɡɛŋə, German ˈdɔpəlˌɡɛŋər) /

noun

legend a ghostly duplicate of a living person

Word Origin for doppelgänger

from German Doppelgänger, literally: double-goer
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