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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Synonyms for twosome


brace, couple, couplet, duo, dyad, 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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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 Arian Smith, Lakeland, Fla., WR. Smith and running back Demarkcus Bowman combine to make up one of the most dynamic twosomes in the country. 48. al, "The Southern 120: Counting down Nos. 31-60 of the South’s top Class of 2020 recruits," 20 Aug. 2019 The twosome, who kept their romance mostly out of the spotlight, started dating in 2015. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Irina Shayk sparks Bradley Cooper breakup rumors, steps out without ring," 7 June 2019 The twosome is a nightmare matchup, all quick hands, sharp reflexes and loads of basketball intelligence. Kellen Becoats,, "A Storm's Brewing: How Seattle's Defense Continues to Lead It to Wins," 12 Aug. 2019 Aldi and Lidl are booming in Britain, where the Teutonic twosome already has more than 13% of the market and expects to do better still in a possible post-Brexit slump. The Economist, "Aldi and Lidl are doing less well at home," 25 July 2019 The twosome were then spotted on a church date in August and visited a winery with Pratt's brother the following month. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Newlywed Chris Pratt reveals where he and wife Katherine Schwarzenegger met," 23 July 2019 The unlikely twosome kicked of a U.S. run in late June, which sees the alt-rock veterans perform their 20-year-old album Enema of the State in full. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Lil Wayne Hints at Ending his Co-Headlining Tour With Blink-182: Watch," 12 July 2019 At one point, the group divides up by pairs and the twosomes are asked to tell each other’s story. Madeleine Schwartz, Harper's magazine, "Warm, Weird, Effervescent," 10 June 2019

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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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