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deuces wild

noun, Cards.
1.
a variety or method of playing certain poker and other games in which a deuce represents any suit or denomination that the holder chooses:
We're playing five-card stud, deuces wild.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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deuces wild

noun phrase

A team's situation with two men out, two strikes on the batter, and two men on base

[1980s+ Baseball; fr the dealer's call in poker that all deuces may be valued as any other card]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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