bucko

noun
\ˈbə-(ˌ)kō \
plural buckoes

Definition of bucko 

1 : a person who is domineering and bullying : swaggerer

2 chiefly Irish : young fellow : lad

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Like you and I, Pi me bucko, those three lubbers there all have a cabin here in the Barkadeer. Vincent Janoski, WIRED, "GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: Math Pirates – Solution," 19 Sep. 2008

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First Known Use of bucko

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bucko was in 1883

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