[duhb-uh l-deyt]Informal.
verb (used with object), dou·ble-dat·ed, dou·ble-dat·ing.
  1. to accompany (someone) on a double date: They double-dated the two sisters.

Origin of double-date

First recorded in 1945–50

double date

noun Informal.
  1. a date on which two couples go together.

Origin of double date

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Word Origin and History for double-date

double date


1931, from double (adj.) + date (v.2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with double-date

double date

A social engagement in which two couples go together, as in They went on a double date with her brother and his girlfriend. [c. 1920]

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