- Dictionaryspit·ting im·age/spidiNG ˈimij/
- 1. the exact double of (another person or thing): informal "she's the spitting image of her mother"
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Definition of spitting image. : someone or something that looks very much like someone or something else Father then and son later are spitting images of each other. — Norris McDonald — usually singular Naimah was brown-skinned, slender, and neighbors said she was the spitting image of her mother. — Debbie Chocolate … a lovely ….
A perfect likeness or counterpart. [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 .] American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition.
spitting image. A precise resemblance, especially in closely related persons. For example, Dirk is the spitting image of his grandfather. This idiom alludes to the earlier use of the noun spit for “likeness,” in turn probably derived from an old proverb, “as like as one as if he had been spit out of his mouth” (c. 1400).
spitting image. A precise resemblance, especially in closely related persons. For example, Dirk is the spitting image of his grandfather. This idiom alludes to the earlier use of the noun spit for "likeness," in turn probably derived from an old proverb, "as like as one as if he had been spit out of his mouth" (c. 1400).
Spitting image ("someone who looks very much like someone else") has many origin stories. Before you read any further, however, you should consider yourself forewarned that this article will not attempt to claim to have proved with certainty the trustworthiness of any of them. If you would seek certainty in life, go read the scores for yesterday’s sports games.
Spitting-image meaning A perfect likeness or counterpart.
Learner's definition of SPITTING IMAGE. [count] : someone who looks very much like someone else — usually singular. She is the spitting image of her mother.
Spitting Image is a British satirical puppet show that aired on the ITV network from 1984 to 1996. It was produced by Spitting Image Productions for Central Independent Television. The series was nominated for 10 BAFTA Awards, winning one for editing in 1989. The series featured puppet caricatures of celebrities famous during the 1980s and 1990s.