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twee·dle·dum and twee·dle·dee(twēd′l-dŭm′ ən twēd′l-dē′)
Two people or two groups resembling each other so closely that they are practically indistinguishable.
[After Tweedledum and Tweedledee, , names of two proverbial rival fiddlers, of imitative origin.]
Tweedledum and Tweedledee(ˌtwiːdəlˈdʌm; ˌtwiːdəlˈdiː)
any two persons or things that differ only slightly from each other; two of a kind
[C19: from the proverbial names of Handel and the musician Buononcini, who were supported by rival factions though it was thought by some that there was nothing to choose between them. The names were popularized by Lewis Carroll's use of them in Through the Looking Glass (1872)]
Twee•dle•dum and Twee•dle•dee(ˌtwid lˈdʌm ən ˌtwid lˈdi)
two persons or things nominally different but practically the same.
[1715–25; humorous coinage, appar. first applied as nicknames to Italian composer Giovanni Bononcini (1670–1747) and German. French. Handel, with reference to their musical rivalry]