adjective or adverb
\ ˌwən-ȯn-ˈwən How to pronounce one-on-one (audio) , ˌwən-än- \

Definition of one-on-one

1 : playing directly against a single opposing player
2 : involving a direct encounter between one person and another

First Known Use of one-on-one

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“One-on-one.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of one-on-one

: involving two people who are dealing with or competing against each other directly

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