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[too-spot] /ˈtuˌspɒt/
a playing card or the upward face of a die that bears two pips, or a domino one half of which bears two pips.
Informal. a two-dollar bill.
Origin of two-spot
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Because of these spots some of the cowboys often referred to him as two-spot.

  • I shall call him two-spot because he is the smallest thing in the pack.

    Pharaoh's Broker Ellsworth Douglass
  • Between you and me, that missionary is a two-spot, all right.

    A Yankee in the Far East George Hoyt Allen
  • The back of the two-spot card will then be seen and the pack appear to be an unprepared one.

  • I noticed some o' the other men was slippin' her their ante; so I parted with a two-spot.

    Gullible's Travels, Etc. Ring W. Lardner
  • The work I do with my second two-spot is going to be smoother, and there won't be so much beefing after the pot is raked in.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • He wanted to tell this stubborn individual that he was merely a two-spot in the big game which was being played.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • The bunch always thought you were an ace—and I always knew you were a two-spot.

  • Well he did, and Bill the two-spot, was d—— fool enuff to fall fur Theo's bunk.

  • I could hear only the low, regular breathing of the doctor as he slept, and the slight crunching of two-spot on his bone.

    Pharaoh's Broker Ellsworth Douglass
British Dictionary definitions for two-spot


a card with two pips; two; deuce
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for two-spot



A two-dollar bill (1904+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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