Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A ghostly double of a living person, especially one that haunts its fleshly counterpart.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

German, a double : doppel, double (from French double; see double) + Gänger, goer (from Gang, a going, from Middle High German ganc, from Old High German).

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