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buck private


Definition of buck private

US informal

  1. :  a private in the U.S. Army or Marines —used to stress that a private has the lowest rank in the military <He enlisted as a buck private and rose through the ranks to become a general.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a male animal

    :  a male deer or antelope

    :  a male human being :  man

  1. :  butt

    :  oppose, resist

    :  to throw (as a rider) by bucking

  1. :  an act or instance of bucking

  1. :  an object formerly used in poker to mark the next player to deal

    :  a token used as a mark or reminder

    :  responsibility

  1. :  of the lowest grade within a military category

  1. :  stark, completely

  1. :  intended for or restricted to the use of a particular person, group, or class

    :  belonging to or concerning an individual person, company, or interest

    :  restricted to the individual or arising independently of others

  1. :  one not in public office

    :  privacy

    :  private parts

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a dwelling place or home

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