[duhb-uh l-kraws, -kros]
verb (used with object) Informal.
to prove treacherous to; betray or swindle, as by a double cross.
Origin of double-cross
First recorded in 1900–05
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Related Words for double-crosserdeceiver, turncoat, fink, rat, traitor, apostate, snitch, recreant, Judas
Examples from the Web for double-crosser
Historical Examples of double-crosser
A local lieutenant told the negro that the big boss police official was known in the department as a double-crosser.The Vice Bondage of a Great City or the Wickedest City in the World
Robert O. Harland
(tr) to cheat or betray
the act or an instance of double-crossing; betrayal
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