Definition Of deuce

noun

a thing representing, or represented by, the number two, in particular.

the tie score of 40-all in a game, at which a player needs two consecutive points to win the game.

Federer was in the sort of form which took him to the Wimbledon title this year, with Blake staving off an amazing 19 out of 20 break-point opportunities, and surviving 10 deuces in one service game.

used as a euphemism for “devil” in expressions of annoyance, impatience, or surprise or for emphasis.

how the deuce are we to make a profit?

Example Of deuce

  • a deuce for the hat-check girl

  • After the deuces are picked up, there is one more round of betting, then it's time for the surviving players to show their cards.

  • And when you feel so extremely a fool and a bad golfer to boot, what the deuce can you do, except throw the club away?

  • ‘Five Card Draw, deuces wild,’ David announced, deftly dealing out the cards.

  • Betting big with a pair of deuces in Texas Hold 'Em could lead to a third deuce and a win on ‘the river.’


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