look-alike (n.) "someone who closely resembles another," 1937, Amer.Eng., from LOOK (Cf. look) (v.) + ALIKE (Cf. alike).

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  • look-alike — look′ alike or look′a•like n. 1) cvb a person or thing that looks like or closely resembles another; double 2) cvb being or characteristic of a look alike • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • look-alike — [look′ə līk΄] n. a person or thing that resembles or is made to resemble another, esp. another that is famous, prestigious, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • Look-alike — A look alike is a living person who closely resembles another living person. In popular Western culture, a look alike is a person who bears a close physical resemblance to a celebrity, politician or member of royalty. Many look alikes earn a… …   Wikipedia

  • look-alike — /ˈlʊk əlaɪk/ (say look uhluyk) noun 1. something or someone that bears a striking similarity to another in appearance: an Arnold Schwarzenegger look alike. –adjective 2. bearing a striking similarity to another …  

  • look-alike — noun Date: 1947 one that looks like another ; double • look alike adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • look-alike — noun A person who is visually similar to another; a double See Also: look alike …   Wiktionary

  • look alike — verb to have a similar visual appearance. See Also: look alike …   Wiktionary

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