Jekyll and Hyde

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dʒɛkəl ænd haɪd/ (originally) IPA(key): /dʒiːkəl/

Noun[edit]

Jekyll and Hyde (plural Jekylls and Hydes or Jekyll and Hydes)

  1. Someone or something that has two sides: one good (the "Dr. Jekyll") and one bad (the "Mr. Hyde").
    • 1977, "Dark Shroud of the Past!", Uncanny X-Men, #106, page 31
      [Charles Xavier is referring to an evil doppelgänger of himself.]
      Charles Xavier: That was my... Evil self, X-Men. The Charles Xavier who would use his powers for personal gain and conquest--The Mr. Hyde to my Dr. Jekyll.
    • 1989, "Super DuckTales Part 3: Full Metal Duck", season 3, episode 8 of DuckTales
      [GizmoDuck, an armored superhero, is being remotely controlled by the Beagle Boys, a group of villains. GizmoDuck is stealing money from people against his will.]
      GizmoDuck: Excuse me! Just a little case of Jekyll and Hyde, that's all!
    • 2011, Mark Ryan, Geometry Essentials For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN, page 5:
      Studying geometry is sort of a Dr. Jekyll-and-Mr. Hyde thing. You have the ordinary geometry of shapes (the Dr. Jekyll part) and the strange world of geometry proofs (the Mr. Hyde part).

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