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1 a man extremely interested in his clothing and personal appearance
  • a vain buck who spends an hour before the bathroom mirror every morning

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2 an adult male human being
  • found some strong young bucks to help move her furniture

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3 a U.S. currency bill representing 100 cents
  • dropped a buck in the collection basket

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4 bucks plural something (as pieces of stamped metal or printed paper) customarily and legally used as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment
  • hoping to win some major bucks at the slot machines

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Synonyms & Antonyms of buck (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to move or cause to move with a sharp quick motion
  • the car bucked and stalled

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2 to refuse to give in to
  • bucked the trend to outdo everyone else and just wore the same clothes they had in previous years

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3 to shift possession of (something) from one person to another
  • buck each box to the next person in line, and the last person will stack them in the storeroom

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The first known use of buck was before the 12th century

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“Buck.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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