plus-one

noun
\ ˈpləs-ˈwən How to pronounce plus-one (audio) \

Definition of plus-one

: a person who accompanies an invited guest to an event or gathering at which guests are allowed to bring a companion or partner My husband twice received handsome engraved invitations to presidential dinners. For those events and many others, I was the perpetual plus-one.— Ana Marie Cox

First Known Use of plus-one

1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Plus-one.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plus-one. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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