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- another term for the game of two-up
- ‘During the voyage most of the men amused themselves by playing swy or two-up, and dice games.’
- ‘The boxer would call and ask for a spinner, who would have the right to select whether he wanted to play two-up or swy (also know as ‘sudden death’).’
1940s: from German zwei two.
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