Definition of Tweedledum and Tweedledee in English:

Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Line breaks: Tweedle|dum and Tweedle|dee
Pronunciation: /twiːd(ə)lˈdʌm
, twiːd(ə)lˈdiː


A pair of people or things that are virtually indistinguishable: the umpires conferred, like Tweedledum and Tweedledee in their striped shirts
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  • But can you distinguish between Tweedledum and Tweedledee?
  • I am confident that a large proportion of informal votes is from electors who refuse to choose between Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and don't wish to pay a fine.
  • Both parties are personality-oriented and, in terms of issues, they are only Tweedledum and Tweedledee.


originally names applied to the composers Bononcini (1670–1747) and Handel, in a 1725 satire by John Byrom (1692–1763); they were later used for two identical characters in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass.

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