acey-deucy
noun see acey-deucey

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • acey-deucy — /ay see dooh see, dyooh /, n. 1. a form of backgammon in which a player, upon rolling a 1 2, moves 3 and then is allowed to name and play any doublet and to roll again. adj. 2. Slang. A OK; great. [1920 25; ACE + Y2 + DEUCE1 + Y2] * * * …   Universalium

  • acey-deucy — adj American both good and bad, of uncertain quality. The term is at least pre World War II, but is still heard occasionally, espe cially amongst middle aged or elderly speakers. It comes from a card game similar to backgammon in which aces are… …   Contemporary slang

  • acey-deucy — ace•y deuc•y [[t]ˈeɪ siˈdu si, ˈdyu [/t]] n. gam a form of backgammon • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • acey-deucy — /ay see dooh see, dyooh /, n. 1. a form of backgammon in which a player, upon rolling a 1 2, moves 3 and then is allowed to name and play any doublet and to roll again. adj. 2. Slang. A OK; great. [1920 25; ACE + Y2 + DEUCE1 + Y2] …   Useful english dictionary

  • acey-deucey — [ās′ē do͞os′ē] n. 〚/span> ACE + DEUCE1〛 a variation of the game of backgammon, in which the throw of a 1 and a 2 has special value: also sp. acey deucy * * * …   Universalium

  • acey-deucey — [ās′ē do͞os′ē] n. [< ACE + DEUCE1] a variation of the game of backgammon, in which the throw of a 1 and a 2 has special value: also sp. acey deucy …   English World dictionary

  • acey-deucey — also acey deucy noun Date: 1925 a variation of backgammon in which a throw of a 1 2 wins extra turns …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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