triple threat


: a football player adept at running, kicking, and passing
: a person adept in three different fields of activity
triple-threat adjective

Examples of triple threat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inspired by the desire to be a triple threat—engineer, producer, and songwriter—Davido aimed to establish his own label, following in the footsteps of his musical influences like Don Jazzy. Walaa Elsiddig, Billboard, 21 Mar. 2024 Suede Loafers These days, the suede loafer is a style triple threat—sleek, stylish, and sophisticated. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 7 Mar. 2024 Sonya Broner, best known behind the decks as Level Up, is the epitome of a triple threat. Lisa Kocay, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 Lopez emerged, in the nineteen-nineties, as a triple threat. Lauren Michele Jackson, The New Yorker, 16 Feb. 2024 Jacob is a true triple threat, having extensive dance, acting, and vocal training. Heide Janssen, Orange County Register, 17 Mar. 2024 Scottie and Larsa Pippen’s daughter, Sophia Pippen, is a triple threat. Emily Weaver, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2024 Plus, throughout most of wrestling history, triple threat matches just aren’t as good or as entertaining as standard singles bouts. Blake Oestriecher, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 But given the massive star power involved here and the issues among all three stars, Reigns vs. Rhodes vs. Rock would prove to be a triple threat worth watching. Blake Oestriecher, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of triple threat was in 1920

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“Triple threat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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