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buck

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noun \ˈbək\

Definition of buck

plural bucks

  1. 1 or plural buck :  a male animal; especially :  a male deer or antelope

  2. 2 a :  a male human being :  man b :  a dashing fellow :  dandy

  3. 3 or plural buck :  antelope

  4. 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. 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


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buck

verb

Simple Definition of buck

  • 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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a archaic :  1butt b :  oppose, resist <bucking the system>

  3. 2 :  to throw (as a rider) by bucking

  4. 3 :  to charge into (as a headwind)

  5. 4 a :  to pass especially from one person to another b :  to move or load (as heavy objects) especially with mechanical equipment

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 of a horse or mule :  to spring into the air with the back arched

  8. 2 :  to charge against something

  9. 3 a :  to move or react jerkily b :  to refuse assent :  balk

  10. 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>



1750

First Known Use of buck

1750


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buck

noun

Definition of buck

  1. :  an act or instance of bucking



Circa 1877

First Known Use of buck

circa 1877


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buck

noun

Definition of buck

  1. 1 :  an object formerly used in poker to mark the next player to deal; broadly :  a token used as a mark or reminder

  2. 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


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buck

adjective

Definition of buck

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



Origin of buck

probably from 1buck


First Known Use: 1918


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buck

adverb

Definition of buck

  1. :  stark, completely <buck naked>



Origin of buck

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1928


Buck

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biographical name \ˈbək\

Definition of Buck

  1. Linda B. 1947–     Am. biol.




Buck

biographical name

Definition of Buck

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






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