A look-alike is someone who looks almost exactly like another person. Running into your look-alike in a big city would be quite shocking.

Some look-alikes are related, like identical twins or cousins who resemble each other to an uncanny degree. Other look-alikes are so similar to celebrities that they can make a living impersonating them. If you are a Michael Jackson look-alike, you could dress like the singer and perform at a talent show, lip syncing his song "Billie Jean" and attempting the moonwalk. Look-alike is an American word, coined around 1937.

Definitions of look-alike

n someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)

double, image
clone, dead ringer, ringer
a person who is almost identical to another
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

adj resembling closely

“they have look-alike cars”
like, similar
resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination

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