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 in a sentence
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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