acey-deucey

noun
ac·​ey-deuc·​ey | \ ˌā-sē-ˈdü-sē How to pronounce acey-deucey (audio) , -ˈdyü- \
variants: or less commonly acey-deucy

Definition of acey-deucey

: a variation of backgammon in which a throw of a 1-2 wins extra turns

First Known Use of acey-deucey

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acey-deucey

from acey-deucy "a dice roll of a one and a two," from acey (from ace entry 1 + -y) + deucey, from deuce entry 1 + -y

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“Acey-deucey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acey-deucey. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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