number two


noun

someone or something that is second in rank, order, or importance.
defecation: used especially by or with reference to children.

Nearby words

  1. number seven iron,
  2. number sign,
  3. number ten,
  4. number theory,
  5. number three wood,
  6. number work,
  7. number-cruncher,
  8. numbered account,
  9. numberless,
  10. numberplate

Idioms

    make/do/go number two, Informal. to defecate: used especially by or with reference to children.

Origin of number two

First recorded in 1905–10

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Examples from the Web for number two

  • News Corp. is sticking to the position—at least for now—that there will be no number-two person.

    Murdoch's Next Move|Kim Masters|February 24, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • At least she meant to stalk, but one does not really stamp about much in number-two, heelless, pink-satin mules.

    Love Stories|Mary Roberts Rinehart


British Dictionary definitions for number two

number two

noun

euphemistic the act or an instance of defecation
a haircut in which the hair is cut close to the head with an electric shaver
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