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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And now, there’s a new twosome hitting the scene who is mastering off-duty style: Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx. Vogue, "Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx Raise the Bar on Off-Duty Couple Style," 16 Apr. 2019 The mice from groups outscored the twosomes and also had less inflammation in the memory part of the brain, according to her study released this year. Clare Ansberry, WSJ, "Baby Boomers Get More Selective About Friends," 18 July 2018 The twosome have always found new ways to lean on one another, too. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa's Love Story Proves They Were Always Meant to be Together," 6 May 2019 For their latest outing, however, the twosome hit Hollywood and took their love of copycatting to the extreme. Vogue, "When 2 Become 1: Brooklyn Beckham and Hana Cross’s Couples Style Hits Peak Copycat," 10 Apr. 2019 The gorgeous couple was undoubtedly the sexiest at the Golden Globes tonight, setting the bar high for all other twosomes who will follow them this award season. Vogue, "Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Win Sexiest Red Carpet Couple at the Golden Globes," 7 Jan. 2019 This tendency seems fitting for a twosome whose bond was built on an unexpected connection, and for whom embracing the new and never-seen-before is second nature. Shoko Wanger, House Beautiful, "This Woman-Run Studio Designs Gorgeous Restaurants You’ll Want to Call Home," 13 Feb. 2019 But step aside, folks: there’s a new twosome in town. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp Are the Newest Style Couple to Watch," 26 Dec. 2018 The twosome shared some cute moments on the red carpet, as well. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "John Legend Tears Up Honoring Chrissy Teigen at Glamour's 2018 Women of the Year Awards," 12 Nov. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of twosome

: a group of two people or things

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