number two

noun

plural number twos
informal : solid waste from the body : feces
used euphemistically
So, why is the brand new pool off limits on such a busy day? Mia Venesky, 9, volunteered to explain the delicate dilemma. She said, "The pool is closed because someone went number two in the pool."Suzanne Goldklang
Once a dog who has parvovirus goes number two on the ground, the disease stays there for about six years, according to Dr. Payne.Kaylee Olivas
compare number one sense 2

Examples of number two in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The film was among IndieWire’s Best Movies of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, landing at number two in the Best First Film category. Samantha Bergeson, IndieWire, 17 July 2024 And number two, my mental acuity has been pretty damn good. Susan Page, USA TODAY, 16 July 2024 During the 2023 event, Discovery ranked as the number two primetime network across all of television with men between the ages of 25 and 54, as well as men between the ages of 18 and 49. Chantelle Lee, TIME, 9 July 2024 Coming in at number two was Asador Etxebarri of Atxondo, not far from the Spanish port city of Bilbao. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 6 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for number two 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of number two was circa 1902

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“Number two.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/number%20two. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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