Definition of doppelgänger in English:


Line breaks: dop¦pel|gän¦ger
Pronunciation: /ˈdɒp(ə)lˌgaŋə
, -ˌgɛŋə/


  • An apparition or double of a living person.
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    • As such, video game enemies in sibling-based stories are more likely to be doppelgängers, shadows or doubles of the player-characters.
    • The history of doppelgängers and doubles, you see, is intimately bound up with human mortality and the origins of image making.
    • Among other syndromes, they mentioned doppelgängers or subjective doubles.


mid 19th century: from German, literally 'double-goer'.

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