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or dop·pel·gang·er  (dŏp′əl-găng′ər, -gĕng′-)
1. A ghostly double of a living person, especially one that haunts its fleshly counterpart.
2. Either of two people who physically resemble each other very much.

[German, a double : doppel, double (from French double; see double) + Gänger, goer (from Gang, a going, from Middle High German ganc, from Old High German).]
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(ˈdɒpəlˌɡɛŋə; German ˈdɔpəlˌɡɛŋər)
(European Myth & Legend) legend a ghostly duplicate of a living person
[from German Doppelgänger, literally: double-goer]
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(ˈdɒp əlˌgæŋ ər; Ger. ˈdɔ pəlˌgɛŋ ər)

a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person.
[1850–55; < German]
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Doppelgänger, doubleganger

a supposedly ghostly counterpart or double of a living person.
See also: Ghosts
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1. The wraith (e.g. id, astral body, or shadow) of a living being (German for “double-goer.”)
2. A ghostly double of a person who is still alive.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doppelganger - a ghostly double of a living person that haunts its living counterpartdoppelganger - a ghostly double of a living person that haunts its living counterpart
legendary creature - a monster that is unverifiable but popularly accepted as possibly factual
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