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[trey] /treɪ/
a playing card or a die having three pips.
Origin of trey
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French trei(s) < Latin trēs three Unabridged
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  • Hollister had showing a deuce of hearts, a trey of clubs, an ace of spades, and a four of hearts.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine
  • He shuffled, buried a trey, and gave me an ace-down, duck-up.

    The Slizzers Jerome Bixby
  • His swinging hand released a pair of dice whose innocent upturned faces presently revealed a four and a trey.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • Why don't you change the trey of hearts to the place that suits you?

    The Courage of Marge O'Doone James Oliver Curwood
  • The Wildcat got hold of twin dice which were loaded to come out dooce, trey, or twelve on the first throw.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
British Dictionary definitions for trey


any card or dice throw with three spots
Word Origin
C14: from Old French treis three, from Latin trēs
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Word Origin and History for trey

late 14c., "card, die, or domino with three spots," from Old French treis, oblique case of treie "three," from Latin tria (neuter) "three" (see three).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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