acey-deucey

noun
ac·​ey-deuc·​ey | \ ˌā-sē-ˈdü-sē , -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 entry 4) + deucey, from deuce entry 1 + -y entry 4

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