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.

Origin of double-cross

First recorded in 1900–05

Related forms

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

double-crosser, noun
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