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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wuhn too]
    • /wʌn tu/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wuhn too]
    • /wʌn tu/

Definitions of one-two word

  • noun one-two Also called one-two punch. Boxing. a left-hand jab immediately followed by a right cross. 1
  • noun one-two Informal. any strong or effective combination of two people or things: The old one-two of a good passer and a good receiver is the best way to win football games. 1
  • noun one-two Fencing. a type of attack made up of two movements. 1
  • adjective one-two employing or suggesting a one-two; with one major or powerful thing or person combined with or following another. 1
  • noun one-two a jab with the leading hand followed by a cross with the other hand 0

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Origin of one-two

First appearance:

before 1800
One of the 42% newest English words
First recorded in 1800-10

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Parts of speech for One-two


one-two popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for one-two

noun one-two

  • lollop — British Dialect. to loll; lounge.
  • jog — to move or shake with a push or jerk: The horseman jogged the reins lightly.

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