deuce

USAGE NOTE
This word must be preceded by the definite article [in the sense shown in 3).
deuce(
dus
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (card games)
a. el dos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I had a pair of deuces in my hand.Tenía un par de doses en la mano que me repartieron.
2. (tennis)
a. cuarenta iguales
In the final game of the set, there were 12 deuces.En el último juego del set, empataron 12 veces a cuarenta iguales.
b. el deuce
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
After a couple of silly mistakes, the score went from 40-0 to deuce.Por culpa de un par de errores muy tontos, el marcador fue de 40-0 a deuce.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(used for emphasis)
a. diantre
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
How the deuce did you get her to agree to it?¿Cómo diantre conseguiste que aceptara?
b. demonios
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
What the deuce do you think you're playing at?¿A qué demonios crees que estás jugando?
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(poop)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el dos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I'm going to go drop a deuce.Voy a hacer del dos.
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deuce
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (in tennis)
a. el deuce m, cuarenta iguales
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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deuce [djuːs]
noun
(Tennis) cuarenta iguales (m); deuce (m)
deuce [djuːs]
noun
a deuce of a row un tremendo jaleo; a deuce of a mess una terrible confusión; the deuce it is! ¡qué demonio!; what/where the deuce ...? ¿qué/dónde demonios ...?; to play the deuce with estropear; echar a perder
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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