big buck


: a large sum of money
usually used in plural
signed a contract for big bucks

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There is no trophy hunting vibe, but if a big buck is shot, great. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 27 Nov. 2022 The duo then went back to his grandparents' house to show pictures of the big buck and gather supplies to field dress the animal. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 4 Dec. 2022 Genevieve, Missouri, knew a big buck was living around his family’s farm in Cape Girardeau county since 2017. Outdoor Life, 15 Dec. 2020 Taxidermy was everywhere, as were many of New England’s legendary big buck hunters, such as Lanny Benoit, who held court on two stages that were in constant use for talks or live podcasts. Billy Baker,, 20 Aug. 2022 The big buck then stood directly beneath Kevin, looked up, and licked a tree peg. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Nov. 2021 Steelhead trout especially feisty this time of year: Elizabeth Durkalec has caught a number of steelhead trout from the Rocky River, but this week’s big buck tried to dazzle her and get away. cleveland, 30 Sep. 2021 While quietly walking in on the snow, Rude spotted a big buck about 175 yards away, and feeding in the beanfield on adjoining property. Outdoor Life, 5 Jan. 2021 The old deer-hunting mantra about not being able to kill a big buck where big bucks don’t exist applies to fishing as well. Tony Hansen, Outdoor Life, 1 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of big buck was in 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Big buck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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