Definition of double-dyed in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdəbəlˈdīd/ /ˌdəbəlˈdaɪd/


  • 1(of an item of clothing) dyed twice in order to give a very deep color.

    ‘Create a double-dyed dress and see different color combinations come to life.’
    1. 1.1(of a person) thoroughly imbued with a particular quality.
      ‘a double-dyed liberal’
      • ‘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?’
      • ‘The man is a double-dyed dastard.’



/ˌdəbəlˈdīd/ /ˌdəbəlˈdaɪd/