- two-time (v.) "to deceive, cheat, betray," 1924, perhaps from notion of "to have two at a time." An earlier reference (1922) in a Kentucky criminal case and involves a double-cross or betrayal, without a romance angle. Related: two-timing (adj.); two-timer.
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two-time — two ,time verb transitive INFORMAL to be dishonest with your sexual partner by secretly having a relationship with another person at the same time: Are you sure he s not two timing you? ╾ two ,timer noun count … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
two-time — (someone) to have a sexual or romantic relationship with two people at the same time. If I ever found out she was two timing me, I d kill her … New idioms dictionary
two-time — ☆ two time [to͞o′tīm΄ ] vt. two timed, two timing Slang to deceive or double cross; esp., to be unfaithful to (one s wife or husband, or one s lover) two timer n … English World dictionary
two-time — v [T] informal to have a secret relationship with someone who is not your regular partner ▪ He doesn t know Claire s been two timing him. >two timer n … Dictionary of contemporary English
two-time — two′ time v. t. timed, tim•ing. Informal. 1) inf to be unfaithful to (a lover or spouse) 2) inf to double cross • Etymology: 1925–30 two′ tim er, n … From formal English to slang
two-time — [v] deceive backstab, be dishonest, be disloyal, betray, be unfaithful, burn, cheat, con, defraud, double cross, dupe, mislead, take advantage of, trick, victimize; concepts 7,19,59 … New thesaurus
two-time — ► VERB informal ▪ be unfaithful to (a lover or husband or wife) … English terms dictionary
two-time — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms two time : present tense I/you/we/they two time he/she/it two times present participle two timing past tense two timed past participle two timed informal to be dishonest with your sexual partner by secretly… … English dictionary
two-time — tv. to deceive one’s lover. □ Sam wouldn’t two time Martha. He just wouldn’t! □ Sam would and did two time Martha! … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
two-time — 1. adjective that is or are what this adjective qualifies twice over two time winners of the World Cup 2. verb to be unfaithful to ones partner … Wiktionary