Definition of buck private
: 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.
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
Words at Play
Ask the Editors
- On Contractions of Multiple Words
- A Look at Uncommon Onomatopoeia
- Is Singular 'They' a Better Choice?