doppelganger

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Borrowing from German Doppelgänger, “ghostly spirit” literally “double walker”, from Doppel (duplicate, double) + gänger (goer).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɒp(ə)lˌɡɛŋə/, /-ˌɡæŋə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɑp(ə)lˌɡɛŋəɹ/, /-ˌɡæŋəɹ/

Noun[edit]

doppelganger (plural doppelgangers)

  1. A ghostly double of a living person, especially one that haunts such a person.
  2. An evil twin.
  3. A remarkably similar double.
  4. (fantasy) A monster that takes the forms of people, usually after killing them.

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