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third wheel

noun

a third person joining a couple in a social context, esp. one who is in the way

Examples

Veronica Mars felt like a third wheel.

Usage Note

informal

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Slang definitions & phrases for third wheel

third wheel

noun

An extra person in a social venue, esp one that interferes or gets in the way: He was a third wheel when they went to the fair


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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