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noun Deuce
  1. [Gaming] Two; a card or a die with two spots; as, the deuce of hearts.
  2. [Tennis] A condition of the score beginning whenever each side has won three strokes in the same game (also reckoned “40 all”), and reverted to as often as a tie is made until one of the sides secures two successive strokes following a tie or deuce, which decides the game.

Etymology: F. deux two, OF. deus, fr. L. duo. See Two

noun Deuce
The devil; a demon.

Etymology: Cf. LL. dusius, Armor, dus teûz, phantom, specter; Gael. taibhs taibhse, apparition, ghost; or fr. OF. deus God, fr. L. deuscf. Deity)

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  1. One of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
  2. A word used in exclamations of confusion ("the deuce with it")
  3. The cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
  4. A tie in tennis or table tennis that requires winning two successive points to win the game

Middle English dewes (“two”), from Anglo-Norman, from Old French deus, from Latin duo.

  1. (card games) A card with two spots, one of four in a standard deck of playing cards.
  2. (dice games) A side of a die with two spots.
  3. (dice games) A cast of dice totalling two.
  4. The number two.
  5. (tennis) A tie in which one player can win by scoring two consecutive points.
  6. (baseball) A curveball.
  7. A '32 Ford.
  8. (in the plural) 2-barrel (twin choke) carburetors (in the phrase 3 deuces: an arrangement on a common intake manifold).
  9. (restaurants) A table seating two diners.
  10. (slang) A piece of excrement.

Compare Late Latin dusius (“phantom, specter”); Scottish Gaelic taibhs, taibhse (“apparition, ghost”); or from Old French deus (“God”), from Latin deus (compare deity.)

  1. (epithet) The Devil, used in exclamations of confusion or anger.

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    Deuce is a rap rock and hip hop music rapper, singer, and rapping. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Deuce was given the name Aron Erlichman on March 2nd, 1983. Deuce is also known as Tha Producer.


    Deuce McAllister is a football player. Deuce was born on December 27th, 1978 in Ludlow, Mississippi.


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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Deuce

    Deuce is a rap rock and hip hop music rapper, singer, and rapping. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Deuce was given the name Aron Erlichman on March 2nd, 1983. Deuce is also known as Tha Producer.


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    Fun Facts about the name Deuce

    • How Popular is the name Deuce? Deuce is the 40,126th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Deuce have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 79 babies born with the first name Deuce in the United States. That's more than enough people named Deuce to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Deuce? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2003 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
    • When was Deuce first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Deuce is Sunday, March 28th, 1915.
    • What year had the most people named Deuce born? The highest recorded use of the first name Deuce was in 2005 with a total of 12 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Deuce: Your name in reverse order is Ecued. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Deuec. How do you pronounce that?

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