[ too-tahym ]
See synonyms for: two-timetwo-timingtwo-timer on

verb (used with object),two-timed, two-tim·ing.Informal.
  1. to be unfaithful to (a lover or spouse).

  2. to double-cross.

Origin of two-time

First recorded in 1925–30

Other words from two-time

  • two-timer, noun

Words Nearby two-time Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use two-time in a sentence

  • Now, waltzers in two-time always move very rapidly; indeed, that is the main purpose of the innovation.

    Monsieur Cherami | Charles Paul de Kock
  • Certain also that the two-time polka was the dance of the young man's native land.

    Patsy | S. R. Crockett

British Dictionary definitions for two-time


  1. informal to deceive (someone, esp a lover) by carrying on a relationship with another

Derived forms of two-time

  • two-timer, noun

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