Definition of two-time in English:



[with object]informal
  • Deceive or be unfaithful to (a lover or spouse)

    ‘he was two-timing a fiancée back in England’
    ‘his two-timing wife’
    • ‘She looked like she'd as soon put a knife in you as not if you two-timed her.’
    • ‘A jealous woman whose fiancé was two-timing her from his prison cell took her revenge by running over her love rival twice.’
    • ‘He could be in hot water with his missus over published reports that he two-timed her with a porn star at a wild bachelor party.’
    • ‘It is true that Bridget Jones is particularly neurotic in her quest to snare a partner, but at least she ditches the rat who two-times her, showing that she does have some sense of self-esteem.’
    • ‘The season's bad boy is a heart-stealing student rock musician who two-timed Jen but is somehow still allowed to hang out with the gang.’
    • ‘If you think your spouse is two-timing you, you're probably right, says a detective who specializes in matrimonial work.’
    • ‘Every lady I ever went with two-timed me.’
    • ‘She used to go out with him before he two-timed her.’
    • ‘The chiropractor, who didn't appear to notice he was being two-timed by his date, was the only one other than Sam who still had an appetite.’
    • ‘Well they started fighting because Fra found out that Jason had two-timed me with umm this girl I don't really like.’
    • ‘But what about when you two-timed him years ago.’
    deceitful, underhanded, dishonest, dishonourable, disreputable, unethical, unprincipled, immoral, unscrupulous, fraudulent, cheating, dubious, dirty, unfair, treacherous, duplicitous, double-dealing, below the belt, two-timing, two-faced, janus-faced, unsporting, unsportsmanlike
    View synonyms


  • attributive Denoting someone who has done or experienced something twice.

    ‘a two-time winner of the event’
    • ‘He is the son of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr.’
    • ‘She is a two-time Tony winner, and a wonderful actress and singer.’
    • ‘Atlanta's two-time Cy Young winner has been the backbone of the Braves' lengthy but ultimately unsatisfying dynasty.’
    • ‘Although he has a quiet and humble demeanor, the two-time Volunteer captain has a fierce competitive streak and leads by example.’
    • ‘Even as the two-time winner of the prestigious Booker Prize, Coetzee didn't show up for the honors.’
    • ‘He can be excused for feeling that way as he was not the only one trying to work out what had changed the team from two-time losers to sudden winners.’
    • ‘Wisconsin's two-time captain carved quite a career for himself after suffering a broken leg in his final season of minor junior hockey.’
    • ‘It is always great to have the two-time Oscar winner with us.’
    • ‘The talented youngsters are two-time Dolphin Award winners in the youth category, and they promise to deliver a night of great music.’
    • ‘The two-time Oscar winner flew to Italy for both events.’
    • ‘The two-time winner has had a bizarre tournament.’
    • ‘There aren't too many two-time winners in its 44 year history, so Gavin has achieved something notable.’
    • ‘Coulthard is a two-time winner of the British Grand Prix’
    • ‘Williams has joined the ranks of two-time winners’
    • ‘Marlin, a two-time Daytona 500 winner, says Ganassi is being modest about his role and impact on the team.’
    • ‘The two-times Canadian National champion, seeded eight, went down 10-8 9-6 9-1 to Egypt's unseeded Eman El Amir.’
    • ‘Long ago, Linus Pauling, Ph.D. a two-time Nobel Prize winner, pointed out that gum disease is actually a form of scurvy.’
    • ‘McGraw is a Pulitzer Prize winner and two-time Polk award winner.’
    • ‘The Clan men's team is the three-time defending champs while the women's team are two-time defending champs.’
    • ‘A brief statement confirmed that the two-time Oscar winner had been told he had the disease but since the cancer was caught at a very early stage, it is likely to respond to treatment.’