Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A variation of backgammon.
  • noun A card game in which two cards are dealt face up and a player bets whether the rank of the next card will be between the ranks of the two cards.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of ace + deuce.]

Examples

  • There are hundreds of variations of poker, and I must have played a large chunk of them: five card stud, blackjack, acey-deucy, high-low.

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  • The acey-deucy games continued, until the next flight.

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  • They bet and raised, ate and drank, and from that point on resumed playing such games as high-low, acey-deucy, Chicago, Omaha, Texas hold ’em, anaconda and a couple of other deviant strains in poker’s line of ancestry.

    Falling Man

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