two-time

[too-tahym]

verb (used with object), two-timed, two-tim·ing. Informal.

to be unfaithful to (a lover or spouse).
to double-cross.

Nearby words

  1. two-suiter,
  2. two-tailed,
  3. two-tailed pasha,
  4. two-thirds rule,
  5. two-tier,
  6. two-time loser,
  7. two-toed anteater,
  8. two-toed sloth,
  9. two-tone,
  10. two-tooth

Origin of two-time

First recorded in 1925–30

Related formstwo-tim·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for two-time

two-time

verb

informal to deceive (someone, esp a lover) by carrying on a relationship with another
Derived Formstwo-timer, noun

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Word Origin and History for two-time

two-time

v.

"to deceive, cheat, betray," 1924, perhaps from notion of "to have two at a time." An earlier reference (1922) in a Kentucky criminal case and involves a double-cross or betrayal, without a romance angle. Related: two-timing (adj.); two-timer.

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