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English definition of “doppelgänger”


noun [C]     /ˈdɒp.əlˌɡæŋ.ər/ US  /ˈdɑː.pəlˌɡæŋ.ɚ/
a spirit that looks exactly like a living person , or someone who looks exactly like someone else but who is not related to that person Describing people with the same qualitiesSimilar and the same
(Definition of doppelgänger noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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