Definition of Zelig in English:

Zelig

noun

North American
  • A person who is able to change their appearance, behavior, or attitudes, so as to be comfortable in any situation.

    ‘a financial Zelig, he was the only man to advise all four of the major networks on deals in one year’
    • ‘He felt he had to become a Zelig character, redefine himself to accommodate this new reality.’

Origin

1980s: from the name of Leonard Zelig, the chameleonic subject of Woody Allen's film Zelig (1983).

Pronunciation

Zelig

/ˈzeliɡ/