acey-deucey

noun

ac·​ey-deuc·​ey ˌā-sē-ˈdü-sē How to pronounce acey-deucey (audio)
-ˈdyü-
variants or less commonly acey-deucy
: a variation of backgammon in which a throw of a 1-2 wins extra turns

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acey-deucey was in 1925

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Cite this Entry

“Acey-deucey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acey-deucey. Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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