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deuces wild

noun

, Cards.
  1. a variety or method of playing certain poker and other games in which a deuce represents any suit or denomination that the holder chooses:

    We're playing five-card stud, deuces wild.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of deuces wild1

First recorded in 1910–15

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Example Sentences

In the idiom of Ventura Boulevard, he'd hit 'em with the whole deck, deuces wild.

They're a pair all right, and they'd make a great hand if you was playin' deuces wild.

This sort of game with “the roof off and deuces wild,” was not good for the morale of his junior officers, mused the major.

He laid down two aces and two deuces, which under the cutthroat rule of “deuces wild” he was privileged to call four aces.

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