- one who associates so closely with a given person as to assume that person's mode of behavior, personality, beliefs, etc.
Origin of second self
First recorded in 1580–90
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Was it his counterpart, or second-self, that made him feel that evening as though he had never known himself?Dawn
Mrs. Harriet A. Adams