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double date

noun, Informal.
1.
a date on which two couples go together.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25

double-date

[duhb-uh l-deyt] /ˈdʌb əlˈdeɪt/
verb (used without object), double-dated, double-dating.
1.
to take part in a double date.
verb (used with object), double-dated, double-dating.
2.
to accompany (someone) on a double date:
They double-dated the two sisters.
Origin
1945-50
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  • 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.
Word Origin and History for double date
v.

1931, from double (adj.) + date (v.2).

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Idioms and Phrases with double date

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 ]
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