Cards. a card having two pips; a two, or two-spot.
the face of a die having two pips.
a cast or point of two.
Tennis. a situation, as a score of 40–40 in a game or 5–5 in a match, in which a player must score two successive points to win the game or two successive games to win the set.
a two-dollar bill.
the sum of two dollars.
(especially in games, sports, and gambling) two.
Other definitions for deuce (2 of 2)
devil; dickens (used as a mild oath): Where the deuce did they hide it?
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How to use deuce in a sentence
At deuce the great one double faults to reach match point for a third time.
“When we got to school, he had already started a gang called deuce,” Maroulis explains.
They began tagging the word "deuce" around campus and saying “deuce” a lot.
Once even a blue bean (a bullet) made sad work with my head, and my fist has got a deuce of a smashing.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
A butcher's boy, running against a gentleman with his tray, made him exclaim, "The deuce take the tray!"The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
The deuce of it is that, personally, I love this man; his eye speaks to me, I am pleased in his society.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
The deuce fly away with literature, for the basest sport in creation.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
You're mistaken about that, madame, for his infatuation for the mistress doesn't keep him from playing the deuce with her maid.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for deuce (1 of 2)
a playing card or dice with two pips or spots; two
a throw of two in dice
tennis a tied score (in tennis 40-all) that requires one player to gain two successive points to win the game
British Dictionary definitions for deuce (2 of 2)
an expression of annoyance or frustration
the deuce (intensifier) used in such phrases as what the deuce, where the deuce, etc
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