Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Twice dyed.
- Hence Deeply imbued, as with guilt; thorough; complete: as, a double-dyed villain.
- adj. Dyed twice; thoroughly or intensely coloured.
- adj. figuratively Firmly fixed in opinions or habits.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Dyed twice; thoroughly or intensely colored; hence; firmly fixed in opinions or habits.
- adj. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
“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".”
“In what part of Hellas, tell me, sir, do Hellenes keep a truce with traitors, double-dyed deserters, and tyrants?”
“George King was a double-dyed traitor, and a most infernal villain.”
“But my fingers itched to get at the Portugoose — that double-dyed traitor to his race.”
“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?”
““Then, sir,” said the baronet, giving me back my letter, “you must be a double-dyed villain.””
“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,”
“I can see me convincing Sir Henry Hardinge of that!" says I. "Of all the double-dyed Yankee fakers -”
“But like the double-dyed mutt I must be, I couldn't find anything.”
“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. ”
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