1834, from double (adj.) + cross (n.) in the sense of "pre-arranged swindle or fix." Originally to win a race after promising to lose it. As a verb from 1903, American English. Related: Double-crossed; double-crossing.
1. Don't worry. We'll have you out of here double-quick.
2. The newspaper used the neologism "dinks", Double Income No Kids.
3. Both offer excellent value at around £90 for a double room.
4. The company is now offering to double-glaze the windows for £3,900.
5. She threatened to publicly expose his double life if he left her.