bucky

1 of 2

adjective

ˈbəkē
-er/-est
: like a buck or like that of a buck
especially : exhibiting characteristics of an entire male
some discount is usual on bucky lambs

bucky-

2 of 2

combining form

ˈbə-kē
: fullerene : formed from fullerene
buckyball
Buckypaper is a flattened aggregate of carbon nanotubes—each 50,000 times thinner than a human hair—that is 250 times stronger than steel and 10 times as light, with excellent thermal and electric conductivity.Paola Antonelli, Seed, February 2009

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

buck entry 1 + -y

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near bucky

Cite this Entry

“Bucky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucky. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!