Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: deuce
IPA transcription: [d'us]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: deuce, two
    Meaning: one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
  • Synonyms: devil, deuce, dickens
    Meaning: a word used in exclamations of confusion; "what the devil"; "the deuce with it"; "the dickens you say"
  • Synonyms: two, 2, II, deuce
    Meaning: the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
  • Synonyms: deuce
    Meaning: a tie in tennis or table tennis that requires winning two successive points to win the game
Usage examples
  • "Who the deuce are you?
  • 'How the deuce comes this about?' he exclaimed.
  • "I say, Trysdale, what the deuce is the matter with you?
  • "Deuce take the man," said Miss Berengaria, rubbing her nose.
  • "How the deuce did you ever come to get elected?" asked the master.
  • He played the deuce with us in Kentucky last winter: burned the railroad bridge over Bacon Creek, captured trains, tore up the railroad, and played smash generally.