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 The track also makes parent album Trench the twosome's first set to generate two Rock Airplay No. Kevin Rutherford, Billboard, "Twenty One Pilots Net New Personal Best On Rock Airplay Chart," 15 Nov. 2019 The result was a twosome of lip-level pops that had onlookers all the more eager to embrace the deep, flushed hues that define the year’s last lap. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Tessa Thompson Gets a Head Start on Bold, Holiday Party-Ready Beauty," 22 Oct. 2019 The latest installment, though, appears to promise a Marvel-sized epic that could mean big changes for the twosome. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, "Is that you, Anna and Elsa? ‘Frozen 2’ trailer suggests a Marvel-style tale," 23 Sep. 2019 But the tussling twosome must come together to help unite lovebirds Hero and Claudio after a villain’s plot scuttles the couple’s wedding day. Andrea Simakis, cleveland, "Great Lakes Theater’s ‘The Music Man’ and ‘Julius Caesar’ spotlight con men and conspirators: Fall Theater Preview 2019," 29 Sep. 2019 The beautiful ballad has already secured the twosome a Grammy Award, and that certainly makes them a favorite to win big at this year's ACMs. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Dan + Shay Explain the Real Meaning Behind 'Tequila'," 3 Apr. 2019 For information, or to register a twosome or a foursome, call Marcy Hoffman, the Science Center’s director of institutional development, at 561-370-7738 or email Kari Barnett,, "‘Nine and Wine’ a fine time leading up to South Florida Science Center’s Conservation Cup," 10 Oct. 2019 The two agreed in more than 90% of this term's cases, a higher level than almost any other twosome. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Supreme Court in transition: Conservatives ascendant but Roberts, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh prove unpredictable," 19 June 2019 After about 3 minutes of twirling around each other, the twosome came back together for a final will-they-or-won't-they moment. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello teased and twirled at the 2019 VMAs. But kiss. They. Did. NOT.," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of twosome

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Dec 2019

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“Twosome.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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: a group of two people or things

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