Je·kyll and Hyde (jĕkəl, jēkəl; hīd)
One who has a dual personality that alternates between phases of good and evil behavior.
[After The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson.]
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