double date


Definition of double date

: a date participated in by two couples

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Other Words from double date

double-date \ ˌdə-​bəl-​ˈdāt How to pronounce double-date (audio) \ intransitive verb

Examples of double date in a Sentence

Would you two ladies like to go on a double date with me and my friend?
Recent Examples on the Web Only a few days after Jacob and Zendaya caused a stir online, Joey King went on a double date with Steven Piet, who was a producer on The Act. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Here’s a Complete Timeline of “The Kissing Booth” Stars Joey King and Jacob Elordi’s Relationship," 27 July 2020 As restaurants and bars reopen in the U.K. amid the coronavirus pandemic, the close friends headed out on a double date with their husbands. Stephanie Petit,, "Princess Eugenie and Ellie Goulding Double Date with Husbands as Lockdown Lifts in the U.K.," 13 July 2020 Tiffany first met Matthew in Fall 2016 on a blind double date set up by their mutual friend Jenice. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Bridal Bliss: Tiffany And Matthew's Chateau Ceremony Stole The Show," 15 Apr. 2020 But Jamal, Mikaela, Wanda and Lonnie didn't only spend time together in November; Jamal shared on social media that the couples would go on double dates all year round. NBC News, "Jeff Bezos makes warehouse, Whole Foods visits amid outbreak," 9 Apr. 2020 The power couples connected for a double date over dinner on Thursday night at Habitat, a restaurant at the 1Hotel South Beach. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Reportedly Had Dinner with Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez in Miami," 9 Feb. 2020 Weddings, Shabbat dinners, double dates, and baby showers have all taken up the digital get-together strategy, but there’s more than just yoga pants involved. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, "Self-quarantined over coronavirus, digital parties are filling the socially distant void," 24 Mar. 2020 The Portofino is meant for cruising South Beach and for snug double dates that employ the car’s more spacious back seat. Dan Carney, Popular Science, "Driving Ferrari’s $300,000 Portofino, a restless racehorse of a car," 23 Mar. 2020 But over time, Lieb – who double dated with Mark and Karen – says Mark's pride turned to obsession. CBS News, "Murder-suicide leads to history-making heart transplant, new life for DC woman," 14 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of double date

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of double date was circa 1931

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11 Aug 2020

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“Double date.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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double date


English Language Learners Definition of double date

: an activity (such as going to the movies or going out to eat) that two couples do together

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