Doppelganger meaning

dŏpəl-găngər, -gĕng-
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(folklore) A ghostly double or wraith of a living person.
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A ghostly double of a living person, especially one that haunts its fleshly counterpart.
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Alternative spelling of doppelganger.
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Origin of doppelganger

  • German a double doppel double (from French double double) Gänger goer (from Gang a going) (from Middle High German ganc) (from Old High German)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition