acey-deucy

[ ey-see-doo-see, -dyoo- ]
/ ˈeɪ siˈdu si, -ˈdyu- /

noun

a form of backgammon in which a player, upon rolling a 1–2, moves 3 and then is allowed to name and play any doublet and to roll again.

adjective

Slang. A-OK; great.

Nearby words

  1. acetylize,
  2. acetylmethylcarbinol,
  3. acetylsalicylate,
  4. acetylsalicylic acid,
  5. acetyltransferase,
  6. acgi,
  7. ach,
  8. ach-laut,
  9. ach-y-fi,
  10. achab

Origin of acey-deucy

First recorded in 1920–25; ace + -y2 + deuce1 + -y2

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British Dictionary definitions for acey-deucy

acey-deucy

/ (ˈeɪsɪˈdjuːsɪ) /

noun

a form of backgammon
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