Deuce, n. Etym: [F. deux two, OF. deus, fr. L. duo. See Two.]

1. (Gaming)

Definition: Two; a card or a die with two spots; as, the deuce of hearts.

2. (Tennis)

Definition: A condition of the score beginning whendeuce, which decides the game.

Deuce, n. Etym: [Cf. LL. dusius, Armor, dus, teûz, phantom, specter; Gael. taibhs, taibhse, apparition, ghost; or fr. OF. deus God, fr. L. deus (cf. Deity.)]

Definition: The devil; a demon. [A euphemism, written also deuse.] [Low]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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