buck fever
noun Date: 1841 nervous excitement of an inexperienced hunter at the sight of game

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  • Buck fever — Intense excitement at the sight of deer or other game, such as often unnerves a novice in hunting. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buck fever — ☆ buck fever n. Informal nervous excitement of novice hunters when they first see game …   English World dictionary

  • Buck Fever — Infobox Album | Name = Buck Fever Type = Album Artist = Estradasphere Released = 2002 Recorded = Genre = Experimental music Length = 72:24 Label = Mimicry Producer = Tim Smolens Reviews = Last album = The Silent Elk of Yesterday (2001) This album …   Wikipedia

  • buck fever — (BUK fee.vur) n. A phenomenon that causes heart attacks in out of shape hunters who get overly excited from sighting or shooting deer, or overexert themselves dragging a killed deer out of the woods. Example Citation: Stray bullets and wayward… …   New words

  • buck fever — nervous, unable to perform well, choke    Every time I play in a competition I get buck fever. I get so nervous …   English idioms

  • buck fever — noun nervous excitement of an inexperienced hunter • Hypernyms: ↑fever …   Useful english dictionary

  • buck fever — 1. nervous excitement of an inexperienced hunter upon the approach of game. 2. any nervous excitement preceding a new experience. [1835 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • buck fever — Synonyms and related words: agitation, apprehensiveness, attack of nerves, case of nerves, excessive irritability, fear, fidgetiness, fidgets, morbid excitability, nerves, nervosity, nervous stomach, nervousness, panic, panickiness, spell of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Buck — may refer to any of the following: *Bucking by a horse, when the animal raises his hind end and kicks out with both hind legs. *The male of various species of animal, including: **some species of deer mdash; see also blackbuck, Buckskin (leather) …   Wikipedia

  • buck — 1. n. & v. n. 1 the male of various animals, esp. the deer, hare, or rabbit. 2 archaic a fashionable young man. 3 (attrib.) a sl. male (buck antelope). b US Mil. of the lowest rank (buck private). v. 1 intr. (of a horse) jump upwards with back… …   Useful english dictionary

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