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deuced

[doo-sid, dyoo-; doost, dyoost]Chiefly British
adjective
  1. devilish; confounded; damned.
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adverb
  1. deucedly.
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Origin of deuced

First recorded in 1775–1785; deuce2 + -ed3
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Examples from the Web for deuced

Historical Examples

  • Charmed, old man; deuced pally of you to stay by us down in that hole, you know.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • It has been deuced lonesome these dark blowy nights along back.

  • And every night as they went upstairs, he repeated that, after all, it was deuced lucky.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

  • You intended to be deuced good to me—and what have I done that you should round on me now?

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • "I begin to feel it deuced cold here," said Beecher, shuddering.


British Dictionary definitions for deuced

deuced

adjective
  1. (intensifier, usually qualifying something undesirable) damned; confoundedhe's a deuced idiot
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adverb
  1. (intensifier)deuced good luck
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Derived Formsdeucedly, adverb
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