buck private

noun

Definition of buck private

US, informal
: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

buck play
  1. : a male animal

  2. : a male human being : man

  3. : a dashing fellow : dandy

  1. : butt:1

  2. : oppose, resist

  3. : to throw or dislodge (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

  2. : responsibility

  1. : of the lowest grade within a military category

  1. : stark, completely

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

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

  3. : restricted to the individual or arising independently of others

  1. : one not in public office

  2. : privacy

  3. : private parts


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