second self


noun

one who associates so closely with a given person as to assume that person's mode of behavior, personality, beliefs, etc.

Nearby words

  1. second reader,
  2. second reading,
  3. second reich,
  4. second republic,
  5. second row,
  6. second service,
  7. second sex,
  8. second sheet,
  9. second sight,
  10. second story

Origin of second self

First recorded in 1580–90

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Examples from the Web for second self

  • 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