double date

noun

: a date participated in by two couples
double-date intransitive verb

Example Sentences

Would you two ladies like to go on a double date with me and my friend?
Recent Examples on the Web The foursome met up for a double date in Montecito, California, enjoying a three-hour dinner at Lucky's Steakhouse. Adam England, Peoplemag, 27 Jan. 2023 Last week, my husband and I showered and even straightened up our living room to prepare for a virtual double date. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 10 Apr. 2020 The couple each shared a photo of themselves on a double date with Joe and Sophie at the U.S. Open. Savannah Walsh, ELLE, 26 Nov. 2022 Blunt and husband Krasinski, 43, previously auctioned off two tickets to the premiere of A Quiet Place (as part of a double date with them!) to benefit Malala Fund. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2022 On a double date between Kris, Corey, Travis, and Kourtney, the topic of tattoos comes up. Mj Corey, Vogue, 29 Sep. 2022 While Hahn and her former How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days costar Kate Hudson were filming Glass Onion together in Greece, they were joined by Sandler and Hudson's fiancé, Danny Fujikawa, for a fun double date. Julie Tremaine, Peoplemag, 16 Dec. 2022 First up, Mara heads out on a saucy date with one of the twins; then, Ency and Lindsey select two lucky guys for a double date, which doesn’t go to plan. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 14 Nov. 2022 Daphne is accompanying her finance-bro husband, Cameron (Theo James), on an extended double date with his college roommate, Ethan (actor-writer-director Will Sharpe), and Ethan’s wife, Harper (Aubrey Plaza, playing against screwball type). Time, 24 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double date was circa 1931

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Cite this Entry

“Double date.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20date. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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