double-cross

[ duhb-uh l-kraws, -kros ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈkrɔs, -ˈkrɒs /

verb (used with object) Informal.

to prove treacherous to; betray or swindle, as by a double cross.

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Origin of double-cross

First recorded in 1900–05

OTHER WORDS FROM double-cross

dou·ble-cross·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for double-crosser

double-cross

verb

(tr) to cheat or betray

noun

the act or an instance of double-crossing; betrayal

Derived forms of double-cross

double-crosser, noun
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