: having two faces
ˈtü-ˈfāst-nəs How to pronounce two-faced (audio)

Examples of two-faced in a Sentence

a two-faced friend who was just using me to advance her career
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Word History

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of two-faced was in 1609

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“Two-faced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/two-faced. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: behaving in a false way that hides one's real feelings or plans
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