double date

noun Informal.
a date on which two couples go together.

1920–25 Unabridged


[duhb-uhl-deyt] Informal.
verb (used without object), double-dated, double-dating.
to take part in a double date.
verb (used with object), double-dated, double-dating.
to accompany (someone) on a double date: They double-dated the two sisters.

1945–50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Idioms & Phrases

double date

A social engagement in which two couples go together, as in They went on a double date with her brother and his girlfriend. [c. 1920]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
Detach applicant's envelope, if present, and attach to the tax return without a double date stamp.
She wouldn't go out with him except on a double date.
My prom, a friend convinces me to double date, and she wants to get ready at my house before the prom.
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