twenty-two

noun

twen·​ty-two ˈtwen-tē-ˈtü How to pronounce twenty-two (audio)
ˈtwən-
1
: a number that is one more than 21 see Table of Numbers
2
: a .22-caliber firearm
especially : one firing rimfire cartridges
usually written .22
twenty-two adjective
twenty-two pronoun, plural in construction

Word History

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of twenty-two was in 1526

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Cite this Entry

“Twenty-two.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twenty-two. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

twenty-two

noun

ˌtwent-ē-ˈtü
1
: a firearm cartridge of .22 caliber
2
: a firearm of .22 caliber

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