[ look-uh-lahyk ]
/ ˈlʊk əˌlaɪk /
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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.
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Origin of look-alike
First recorded in 1945–50; noun use of verb phrase look alike
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How to use look-alike in a sentence
The last of the cigars was handed out and the Che lookalike was paid and went back in search of other tourists.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His directorial début, starring the young French YSL-lookalike Pierre Niney, was released in theaters throughout France last week.The Making of Fashion Legend Yves Saint Laurent|Sarah Moroz|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They spot a handsome Clark Kent lookalike at a garden party.Is Bravo’s Jewish Princesses Long Island the Most Offensive TV Show Ever?|Andrew Romano|July 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What happens when a Ryan Gosling lookalike strolls the streets of the Motor City?Michelle Obama, Ryan Gosling, ‘Game of Thrones’ & More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|June 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Kate Upton, has an uncanny lookalike, Ania, posing topless in the same fur ski jacket.Meet Ania, Kate Upton’s Russian, Buxom Blonde Doppelgänger|Jean Trinh|March 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for look-alike
/ (ˈlʊkəˌlaɪk) /
- 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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