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- noun A perfect likeness or counterpart.
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- noun colloquial The exact likeness (of someone).
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- noun a perfect likeness or counterpart
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.]
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Alteration of spit and image.
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