two·​some | \ˈtü-səm \

Definition of twosome 

1 : a group of two persons or things : couple

2 : a golf singles match

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Synonyms for twosome


brace, couple, couplet, duo, pair, twain

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Examples of twosome in a Sentence

We were the first twosome out on the golf course this morning. those sisters are a constant twosome, going everywhere together

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The golfers are not too far into their round when a father-and-son twosome on an adjoining fairway spots the distinctive Clinton white mane and begins a headlong gallop toward the group, only to be intercepted by a Secret Service agent. Jack Mccallum,, "The President Is Golfing," 27 June 2018 The video features a definite sponsorship by Lyft as the singer plays chauffer to the devilish twosome. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Galantis and Max Moto-Surf LA in 'Satisfied,' Hit Big On 'Mama Look At Me Now': Watch," 13 July 2018 Sunset is not far off, and the twosome wants to play the rest of the round without company. Jack Mccallum,, "The President Is Golfing," 27 June 2018 The twosome had made it through a lot during their Florida adventure, including hungry bears and even a hurricane. Steve Helling,, "Ouch! Naked and Afraid Participant Gets Stung By a Yellowjacket — in the Worst Possible Place," 8 Mar. 2018 There are lots of alliances happening already [and] there are some twosomes starting to solidify. Brian Porreca, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Big Brother' Bosses Preview New Twists in Season 20," 27 June 2018 This year’s awards are hosted by the tuneful twosome of Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, which is only fitting in such a stellar year for musicals, My Fair Lady, Mean Girls, Carousel, Frozen, Summer, and SpongeBob SquarePants among them. Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, "Before They Were Nominated for 2018 Tony Awards, They Were in Vogue," 8 June 2018 With both Jeremy Jeffress and Josh Hader presumably unavailable, manager Craig Counsell called on recently recalled left-hander Mike Zagurski to face at least the twosome of Joey Votto and Scooter Gennett. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reds 12, Brewers 3: Tight affair turns into laugher in seventh inning," 30 June 2018 By 2018, thanks to all-access social media and the overall evolution of popular culture and the way news and entertainment are sold and consumed, most celebrity twosomes have become less mysterious and more forthcoming than ever. Kathryn Lindsay,, "Why Are We So Obsessed With Breaking Up The Last Great A-List Couple?," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of twosome

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of twosome

: a group of two people or things

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