[ wuhn-too ]
/ ˈwʌnˈtu /


Also called one-two punch. Boxing. a left-hand jab immediately followed by a right cross.
Informal. any strong or effective combination of two people or things: The old one-two of a good passer and a good receiver is the best way to win football games.
Fencing. a type of attack made up of two movements.


employing or suggesting a one-two; with one major or powerful thing or person combined with or following another.

Nearby words

  1. one-time,
  2. one-to-one,
  3. one-track,
  4. one-track mind,
  5. one-trick pony,
  6. one-up,
  7. one-upmanship,
  8. one-upsmanship,
  9. one-way,
  10. one-way mirror

Origin of one-two

First recorded in 1800–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for one-two



boxing a jab with the leading hand followed by a cross with the other hand
soccer another term for wall pass
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