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- (euphemistic, usually childish) Feces; the act of defecation.
- I need to go number two.
- (nautical, slang) A first mate.
- A primary assistant; vice-leader.
- After she had shown great promise over the last 10 years, he made her his number two.
- 1977, Nixon interviews, spoken by Richard Nixon, →OCLC:
- We were meeting in the Oval Office and I saw the morning news report and I just happened casually to mention to George I says- 'Well I'll betcha that President Johnson is gonna be real pleased when he finds that now they are calling me the number one bomber.' And George Christian said 'Oh don't be too sure.' He says, 'You know LBJ- he never likes to be number two.'
- (cricket) The batsman who opens alongside the number one, but does not face the first delivery.
- (theater) A somewhat small town, between a number one and a number three, where the success of a theatrical performance is unlikely to be very great.
- A pencil with hardness level 2.
- 2012, Lauren Morrill, Meant to Be, Delacorte Press, →ISBN, page 108:
- I reach into my bag, pull out my pencil case, and offer Jason one of my fully sharpened number twos.
- (Philippines) mistress (the other woman in an extramarital relationship, generally including sexual relations)
- number one (especially regarding the defecation sense), number three, number four, number five, number six, number seven, number eight, number nine, number ten, and so on