spitting image love

Definitions

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

  • n. A perfect likeness or counterpart.

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  • n. The exact likeness (of someone).

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  • n. a perfect likeness or counterpart

Etymologies

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

Probably from alteration of spitten, dialectal past participle of spit, the close resemblance of one person to another being likened in folk sayings to the former person having been spat out of the latter's mouth; see spit1.

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Alteration of spit and image.

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