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twenty-two

[twen-tee-too, twuhn-]
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noun
  1. a cardinal number, 20 plus 2.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 22 or XXII.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.
  4. .22.
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adjective
  1. amounting to 22 in number.
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.22

or twen·ty-two

[twen-tee-too, twuhn-]
noun, plural .22s, .22's.
  1. a rifle or pistol using a cartridge .22 inch in diameter and of varying length.
  2. the cartridge itself.
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Origin of .22

First recorded in 1925–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • He was acting like a crazy boy, and he was a man, all of twenty-two!

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Perhaps never in his twenty-two years had young Drummond been so near a thrashing.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • I have had my salary raised and am now rejoicing in twenty-two dollars a week.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Just when I had all my ideas fixed for fifteen, I get twenty-two and have to reassemble them.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Ulysses took command of the remaining twenty-two men, in person.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne