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à deux

[ah dœ; French a dœ]
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adjective, adverb
  1. being between two persons in intimate relationship: dinner à deux.
  2. intimately with just two persons present: dined by candlelight à deux.

Origin of à deux

< French: of or for two; two at a time
Can be confusedà deux adieu ado (see synonym study at ado)
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British Dictionary definitions for a deux

à deux

adjective, adverb
  1. of or for two persons
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Word Origin and History for a deux

French, à deux, literally "for two" (see deuce).

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