[ doo-sid, dyoo-; doost, dyoost ]

  1. devilish; confounded; damned.


Origin of deuced

First recorded in 1775–1785; deuce2 + -ed3

Words Nearby deuced Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use deuced in a sentence

  • Well, if you do either lose baggage or want to buy a trunk already marked, deuced if I ain't the man to call on.

  • I'm panning out about this, because it seems so deuced interesting and I should like to know what you and Barbara think.

    Jaffery | William J. Locke
  • Anyway, you're behaving like a brick to them both, and Ronnie is a deuced old duffer for giving you up.

    Katharine Frensham | Beatrice Harraden
  • Sometimes he enters the room sniffing, and remarks, How deuced good the coffee smells roasting!

    Three in Norway | James Arthur Lees
  • I was saying, Admiral, your daughter gave a deuced fine performance last night.

    Dry Fish and Wet | Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen

British Dictionary definitions for deuced


/ (ˈdjuːsɪd, djuːst) British informal /

  1. (intensifier, usually qualifying something undesirable) damned; confounded: he's a deuced idiot

  1. (intensifier): deuced good luck

Derived forms of deuced

  • deucedly, adverb

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