jekyll hyde

[ jek-uh l, jee-kuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF jekyll hyde
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WORD ORIGIN

in reference to opposite aspects of a person's character, from Robert Louis Stevenson's story, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," published 1886. The surname Jekyll is of Breton origin and was originally a personal name.

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