buck

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1buck

noun \ˈbək\
plural bucks

Definition of BUCK

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

Origin of BUCK

Middle English, from Old English bucca stag, he-goat; akin to Old High German boc he-goat, Middle Irish bocc
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

2buck

verb

of a horse : to jump violently into the air with the back bent upward

: to oppose or resist (something or someone)

Full Definition of BUCK

transitive verb
1
a archaic :  1butt
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
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>
buck·er noun

Examples of BUCK

  1. <the car bucked and stalled>
  2. <bucked the trend to outdo everyone else and just wore the same clothes they had in previous years>

First Known Use of BUCK

1750

3buck

noun

Definition of BUCK

:  an act or instance of bucking

First Known Use of BUCK

circa 1877

4buck

noun

Definition of BUCK

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

Origin of BUCK

short for earlier buckhorn knife
First Known Use: 1865

5buck

adjective

Definition of BUCK

:  of the lowest grade within a military category <a buck private>

Origin of BUCK

probably from 1buck
First Known Use: 1918

6buck

adverb

Definition of BUCK

:  stark, completely <buck naked>

Origin of BUCK

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1928

Buck

biographical name \ˈbək\

Definition of BUCK

Linda B. 1947– Am. biol.

Buck

biographical name

Definition of BUCK

Pearl 1892–1973 née Sy*den*strick*er \ˈsī-dən-ˌstri-kər\ Am. nov.

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