[too-suh m]


consisting of two; two-fold.
performed or played by two persons.


two together or in company; couple; duo.
Golf. a match between two persons.

Origin of twosome

1325–75; Middle English (north); see two, -some2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for twosome

duo, pair, duet, couple, dyad

Examples from the Web for twosome

Contemporary Examples of twosome

Historical Examples of twosome

  • Prior to that Hephzy and I had, golfly speaking, been playing it as a twosome.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Seein' as we're only startin' in on the twosome breakfast game, maybe you could find something nice and cheerful by a window.

  • Anyway, after one or two long distance exchanges she drops out a note arranging a twosome in the palace gardens by moonlight.

    Torchy and Vee

    Sewell Ford

  • So we begins our first burglar hunt as a twosome, and I must say there's other sports I enjoy more.

  • Elmer and Kenny would be the other twosome, and, both armed with quarterstaffs would be troubleshooters.

    Black Man's Burden

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

British Dictionary definitions for twosome



two together, esp two people
a match between two people
(modifier) consisting of or played by twoa twosome song
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012