[jek-uh l, jee-kuh l] /ˈdʒɛk əl, ˈdʒi kəl/
a person marked by dual personality, one aspect of which is good and the other bad.
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.
“Though so profound a double-dealer, I was in no sense a hypocrite. Both sides of me were in dead earnest; I was no more myself when I laid aside restraint and plunged in shame, than when I labored, in the eye of day, at the furtherance of knowledge or the relief of sorrow and suffering.” [Robert Louis Stevenson, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” 1886]
A personality alternating between good and evil behavior, as in You never know whether Bob will be a Jekyll or a Hyde . This expression comes from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). Also see lead a double life
/ˈdʒɛkəl/ noun 1. Gertrude. 1843–1932, British landscape gardener: noted for her simplicity of design and use of indigenous plants
[yuh-len-yuh goo r-uh; Polish ye-le-nyah goo-rah] /yəˈlɛn yə ˈgʊər ə; Polish yɛˈlɛ nyɑ ˈgu rɑ/ noun 1. a city in SW Poland, a historic mining center.
[jel] /dʒɛl/ verb (used without object) 1. to congeal; become jellylike in consistency. 2. to become clear, substantial, or definite; crystallize: The plan began to jell once we all met to discuss it. verb (used with object) 3. to cause to jell. /dʒɛl/ verb jells, jelling, jelled, gels, gelling, gelled 1. to make or become […]
[juh-lah-buh] /dʒəˈlɑ bə/ noun 1. . [juh-lah-buh] /dʒəˈlɑ bə/ noun 1. a loose-fitting hooded gown or robe worn by men in North Africa. /ˈdʒɛləbə/ noun 1. variant spellings of djellaba