I. noun (plural bucks) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bucca stag, he-goat; akin to Old High German boc he-goat, Middle Irish bocc Date: before 12th century 1. or plural buck a male animal; especially a male deer or antelope 2. a. a male human being ; man b. a dashing fellow ; dandy 3. or plural buck antelope 4. a. buckskin; also an article (as a shoe) made of buckskin b. (1) dollar 3b (2) a sum of money especially to be gained <
make a quick buck
; also money — usually used in plural 5. [short for sawbuck sawhorse] a. a supporting rack or frame b. a short thick leather-covered block for gymnastic vaulting II. verb Date: 1750 transitive verb 1. a. archaic butt I b. oppose, resist <
bucking the system
2. to throw (as a rider) by bucking 3. to charge into (as a headwind) 4. a. to pass especially from one person to another b. to move or load (as heavy objects) especially with mechanical equipment intransitive verb 1. of a horse or mule to spring into the air with the back arched 2. to charge against something (as an obstruction) 3. a. to move or react jerkily b. to refuse assent ; balk 4. to strive for advancement sometimes without regard to ethical behavior <
bucking for a promotion
bucker noun III. noun Date: circa 1877 an act or instance of bucking IV. noun Etymology: short for earlier buckhorn knife Date: 1865 1. an object formerly used in poker to mark the next player to deal; broadly a token used as a mark or reminder 2. responsibility — used especially in the phrases pass the buck and the buck stops here V. adjective Etymology: probably from 1buck Date: 1918 of the lowest grade within a military category <
a buck private
VI. adverb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1928 stark, completely <
buck naked

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  • buck — Ⅰ. buck [1] ► NOUN 1) the male of some animals, especially deer and antelopes. 2) S. African an antelope (of either sex). 3) a vertical jump performed by a horse. 4) archaic a fashionable young man. ► VERB 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • Buck — (b[u^]k), n. [OE. buk, bucke, AS. bucca, bua, he goat; akin to D. bok, OHG. pocch, G. bock, Ir. boc, W. bwch, Corn. byk; cf. Zend b[=u]za, Skr. bukka. [root]256. Cf. {Butcher}, n.] 1. The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Buck — Buck, v. t. 1. (Mil.) To subject to a mode of punishment which consists in tying the wrists together, passing the arms over the bent knees, and putting a stick across the arms and in the angle formed by the knees. [1913 Webster] 2. To throw by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buck — Buck, n. A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck. [1913 Webster] {Buck saw}, a saw set in a frame and used for sawing wood on a sawhorse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buck — Buck, n. [See {Beech}, n.] The beech tree. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] {Buck mast}, the mast or fruit of the beech tree. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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