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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, a story (1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson about a man with a good character and an evil character

Jekyll and Hyde

noun
     
Jek‧yll and Hyde [countable]
someone who is sometimes nice but at other times is unpleasant

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