Meaning of deuce


Pronunciation: (ds, dys), [key]
— n.
  1. a card having two pips; a two, or two-spot.
    1. the face of a die having two pips.
    2. a cast or point of two.
  2. 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.
    1. a two-dollar bill.
    2. the sum of two dollars.
  1. (esp. in games, sports, and gambling) two.


Pronunciation: (ds, dys), [key]
— n.
  1. devil; dickens (used as a mild oath): Where the deuce did they hide it?
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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