Definitions

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  • adj. Dyed twice; thoroughly or intensely coloured.
  • adj. Firmly fixed in opinions or habits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Dyed twice; thoroughly or intensely colored; hence; firmly fixed in opinions or habits.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Twice dyed.
  • Hence Deeply imbued, as with guilt; thorough; complete: as, a double-dyed villain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

Etymologies

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Examples

  • About a month ago, around my birthday, I used my "birthday discount" join the "Insider's Club" and you, too, will save like me! at Loehmanns and one of my purchases was a Romeo & Juliet Couture double-dyed or tie-died "wifebeater".

    Fashion

  • In what part of Hellas, tell me, sir, do Hellenes keep a truce with traitors, double-dyed deserters, and tyrants?

    Hellenica

  • George King was a double-dyed traitor, and a most infernal villain.

    The Perils of Certain English Prisoners

  • But my fingers itched to get at the Portugoose — that double-dyed traitor to his race.

    Prester John

  • The dead may not be able to harass you with writs, but are you entitled to portray them as double-dyed villains, despite the fact that they can't hire a lawyer?

    Recycling characters from the past

  • “Then, sir,” said the baronet, giving me back my letter, “you must be a double-dyed villain.”

    Tales of all countries

  • She had a great idea that people who had extensive grounds themselves cared very little for the extensive grounds of any body else; but it was not worth while to attack an error so double-dyed, and therefore only said in reply,

    Emma

  • "I can see me convincing Sir Henry Hardinge of that!" says I. "Of all the double-dyed Yankee fakers -"

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • But like the double-dyed mutt I must be, I couldn't find anything.

    Hercule Poirot's Casebook

  • Have to leave it to the last minute - double-dyed criminals they may be but we can't have a couple of men go down in a sinking ship. '

    San Andreas

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