two-time
transitive verb Date: 1924 1. double-cross 2. to betray (a spouse or lover) by secret lovemaking with another • two-timer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • two-time — two ,time verb transitive INFORMAL to be dishonest with your sexual partner by secretly having a relationship with another person at the same time: Are you sure he s not two timing you? ╾ two ,timer noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • two-time — (someone) to have a sexual or romantic relationship with two people at the same time. If I ever found out she was two timing me, I d kill her …   New idioms dictionary

  • two-time — v [T] informal to have a secret relationship with someone who is not your regular partner ▪ He doesn t know Claire s been two timing him. >two timer n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • two-time — 1. adjective that is or are what this adjective qualifies twice over two time winners of the World Cup 2. verb to be unfaithful to ones partner …   Wiktionary

  • two-time — two timer, n. /tooh tuym /, v.t., two timed, two timing. Informal. 1. to be unfaithful to (a lover or spouse). 2. to double cross. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • two-time — {v.}, {slang} To go out with a second boy or girlfriend and keep it a secret from the first. * /Joan was two timing Jim with Fred./ * /Mary cried when she found that Joe was two timing her./ Compare: DOUBLE CROSS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • two-time — {v.}, {slang} To go out with a second boy or girlfriend and keep it a secret from the first. * /Joan was two timing Jim with Fred./ * /Mary cried when she found that Joe was two timing her./ Compare: DOUBLE CROSS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • two-time — v slang To go out with a second boy or girlfriend and keep it a secret from the first. Joan was two timing Jim with Fred. Mary cried when she found that Joe was two timing her. Compare: double cross …   Словарь американских идиом

  • two-time —    contemporaneously to have a sexual relationship with two people    Literally, in slang, to cheat:     Lonsdale... who is the latest escort of the gracious Princess Margaret, is reputed to be still two timing with his old flame. (Private Eye,… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • two-time — verb (T) informal to have a secret relationship with someone who is not your regular partner: If you re two timing me, I ll kill you I swear! two timer noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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