Simple Definition of deuce
: a playing card that has the number two on it or two symbols on it
tennis : a situation in which each side has a score of 40
—used to make a question or statement more forceful
Full Definition of deuce
1 a (1) : the face of a die that bears two spots (2) : a playing card bearing an index number two b : a throw of the dice yielding two points
2 : a tie in tennis after each side has scored 40 requiring two consecutive points by one side to win
Examples of deuce
She beat her opponent after eight deuces.
Origin of deuce
Middle English dewes, from Anglo-French deus two, from Latin duos, accusative masculine of duo two — more at two
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of deuce
: to bring the score of (a tennis game or set) to deuce
First Known Use of deuce
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