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dus, dyusdeuce

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deucenoun

    a tie in tennis or table tennis that requires winning two successive points to win the game

  2. two, 2, II, deucenoun

    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number

  3. devil, deuce, dickensnoun

    a word used in exclamations of confusion

    "what the devil"; "the deuce with it"; "the dickens you say"

  4. deuce, twonoun

    one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Deucenoun

    Etymology: deux, French.

    You are a gentleman and a gamester; then, I am sure, you know how much the gross sum of deuce ace amounts to. William Shakespeare.


  1. Deuce

    Deuce is a song by the American hard rock band Kiss, written by bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons. The song appeared on Kiss' eponymous 1974 debut album. In addition to being one of the band's most popular and most-covered songs, "Deuce" is a traditional concert opener. The song has appeared on many Kiss live and compilation albums.


  1. deuce

    Deuce is a term used in various games, including tennis and cards. In tennis, it refers to a tied score of 40-40, and the game continues until one player leads by two points. In card games, the term refers to a card having two pips or playing cards marked with two spots, typically of clubs, diamonds, hearts, or spades. It can also be used as an exclamation of annoyance or surprise.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deucenoun

    two; a card or a die with two spots; as, the deuce of hearts

  2. Deucenoun

    a condition of the score beginning whenever each side has won three strokes in the same game (also reckoned "40 all"), and reverted to as often as a tie is made until one of the sides secures two successive strokes following a tie or deuce, which decides the game

  3. Deucenoun

    the devil; a demon

  4. Etymology: [F. deux two, OF. deus, fr. L. duo. See Two.]


  1. Deuce

    Deuce is the third studio album by West Coast Dallas rapper The D.O.C., and the second since the car accident which severely damaged his larynx. The only single released from Deuce was "The Shit", which features fellow former-N.W.A. members MC Ren and Ice Cube, along with Snoop Dogg and Six2. The album was originally meant to be completely produced by Dr. Dre and released through Aftermath Entertainment. However D.O.C. and Dre argued over whether D.O.C. should be rapping on the album. D.O.C. The D.O.C.'s presence on this album is minimal however, making an appearance to introduce tracks or perform in skits such as "My Prayer" and "Souliloquy". Deuce focuses primarily on showcasing other artists on D.O.C.'s Silverback Records label, including U.P.-T.I.G.H.T., El Dorado, and in particular, Six2.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deuce

    dūs, n. a card or die with two spots: (lawn tennis) a term denoting that each side has gained three points ('forty all').—n. Deuce′-ace, a throw of two dice, one of which turns up deuce and the other ace. [Fr. deux, two—L. duos, accus. of duo, two.]

  2. Deuce

    dūs, n. the devil—in exclamatory phrases.—adj. Deuced (dū′sed, or dūst), devilish: excessive.—adv. confoundedly.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. DEUCE

    An honest card, in fact the only one that is never known to beat tray.

Rap Dictionary

  1. deuce

    The "Deuce" or (2x) card is an alliance of individual street organizations under the Neighbor Hood Crips and Rollin 0's card within the larger Crip Alliance itself. Most gangs under the Deuce (2x) card derived from the original West Side Crips gang. Some Deuces (2x) gangs are also allied with the Blocc Crips, which is an entirely different card. Gangs under the "Deuce (2x)" card has been at war with "Tray (3x)" gangs since the 1970s. This rivalry accounts for many Crip on Crip violence in L.A. County. Crip gangs that claim the Deuce (2x) card includes: All Neighbor Hood Crips All Hard Time Hustler Crips Raymond Avenue Crips All Rollin 100s West Boulevard Crips Geer Gang All East Coast Crips Rollin 20s Long Beach Crips

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deuce in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deuce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of deuce in a Sentence

  1. Lenny Bruce:

    Now a Jew, in the dictionary, is one who is descended from the ancient tribes of Judea, or one who is regarded as descended from that tribe. That's what it says in the dictionary; but you and I know what a Jew is -- One Who Killed Our Lord. And although there should be a statute of limitations for that crime, it seems that those who neither have the actions nor the gait of Christians, pagan or not, will bust us out, unrelenting dues, for another deuce.

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