two·​some | \ ˈtü-səm How to pronounce twosome (audio) \

Definition of twosome

1 : a group of two persons or things : couple
2 : a golf singles match

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We were the first twosome out on the golf course this morning. those sisters are a constant twosome, going everywhere together
Recent Examples on the Web Toward the end of their shoot, the twosome encountered a Black Lives Matter rally. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Love Was Not Canceled: How Four Couples Said "I Do" During The Pandemic," 7 Dec. 2020 The romantic twosome dished out Sean's latest single on the set of a private bedroom. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Seven Can't Miss Moments From the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards," 27 Oct. 2020 That fall, their twosome became a regular foursome. New York Times, "In Love and Out of Debt," 26 Sep. 2020 But the four-legged friend wasn't the only news surrounding the twosome at the time. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher's Marriage Will Make You Believe in Love Again," 16 Sep. 2020 Johnson will be joined by Scheffler in Sunday’s final twosome. Brian Murphy, New York Times, "Dustin Johnson, Surrounded by Young Challengers, Leads the P.G.A. Championship," 8 Aug. 2020 Murphy in the same press conference also announced the loosening of multiple elements of the state's coronavirus restrictions — including letting golfers tee off in foursomes instead of just in twosomes. Fox News, "Hunker down: Some states say no full-scale reopening until coronavirus vaccine, treatment is ready," 19 May 2020 After a group hug with Trevor and Jamie, the winning twosome leaves the theater and heads to the tour bus that’s waiting right outside. Kristen Baldwin,, "Listen to Your Heart season finale recap: Overnight sensation," 19 May 2020 Love songs made popular by the Righteous Brothers, Dan + Shay, Ed Sheeran and Bob Dylan help the talented twosomes express their feelings for each other. Staff, al, "‘The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart’ finale | How to watch, live stream, TV channel, time," 18 May 2020

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First Known Use of twosome

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of twosome was in the 14th century

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“Twosome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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: a group of two people or things

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