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The exact double of (another person or thing); the term is recorded from the early 20th century, and is an alteration of spitten image, which itself is an alteration of split and image.

In Britain in the 1980s and 1990s, Spitting Image was the title of a satirical television programme, featuring puppets of British politicians and the British royal family.


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