From (etyl) (buc), bucke, bukke, from (etyl) buc, bucc, ).
Sense 6 is from mid 19th century, but of unknown origin.
A male deer, antelope, sheep, goat, rabbit, hare, and sometimes the male of other animals such as the ferret and shad.
(US) An uncastrated sheep, a ram.
A young buck; an adventurous, impetuous, dashing, or high-spirited young man.
(British, obsolete) A fop or dandy.
* 1808 , (editor), The Connoisseur'', ''The British Essayists , Volume 32,
* 1825 , , I Zingari'', ''The English in Italy , Volume II,
- This pusillanimous creature thinks himself, and would be thought, a buck .
(US, dated, derogatory) A black or Native American man.
(US, Australia, NZ, informal) A dollar (one hundred cents).
- The Captain was then a buck and dandy, during the reign of those two successive dynasties, of the first rank of the second order ; the characteristic of which very respectable rank of fashionables I hold to be, that their spurs impinge upon the pavement oftener than upon the sides of a horse.
(South Africa, informal) A rand (currency unit).
(by extension, Australia, South Africa, US, informal) Money
- Can I borrow five bucks ?
(US, slang) One hundred.
- Corporations will do anything to make a buck
- The police caught me driving a buck -forty on the freeway.
(dated) An object of various types, placed on a table to indicate turn or status; such as a brass object, placed in rotation on a US Navy wardroom dining table to indicate which officer is to be served first, or an item passed around a poker table indicating the dealer or placed in the pot to remind the winner of some privilege or obligation when his or her turn to deal next comes.
(US, in certain metaphors or phrases) Blame; responsibility; scapegoating; finger-pointing.
- That skinny guy? C'mon, he can't weigh more than a buck and a quarter.
(UK, dialect) The body of a post mill]], particularly in . See Wikipedia:[[w:Mill_machinery#Windmill_machinery, Windmill machinery.
(finance, jargon) One million dollars.
(informal) A euro
A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck.
- pass the buck''; ''the buck stops here
* (male deer) stag
* (male goat) billygoat, billy, buckling, buck-goat, he-goat
* (male ferret) hob, hob-ferret
* (ram) ram, tup
* bill, bone, clam, cucumber, dead president, greenback, note, one-spot, paper, simoleon, single, smackeroo
* (item that indicates dealer in poker) button, dealer button
* young buck
* pass the buck, buck-passing, the buck stops here
* sawbuck (not descended from buck , but clearly influenced by)
* buck naked (origin uncertain)
* doe, doeling, ewe, gill, jill, nanny, nanny-goat, she-goat
To copulate, as bucks and does.
From (etyl) . See above. Compare (bow).
To bend; buckle.
To leap upward arching its back, coming down with head low and forelegs stiff, forcefully kicking its hind legs upward, often in an attempt to dislodge or throw a rider or pack.
* 1849 , Jackey Jackey, The Statement of the Aboriginal Native Jackey Jackey, who Accompanied Mr. Kennedy'', William Carron, ''Narrative of an Expedition Undertaken Under the Direction of the Late Mr. Assistant Surveyor E. B. Kennedy ,
2004 Gutenberg Australia eBook #0201121,
To throw (a rider or pack) by bucking.
* W. E. Norris
- At the same time we got speared, the horses got speared too, and jumped and bucked all about, and got into the swamp.
(military) To subject to a mode of punishment which consists of tying the wrists together, passing the arms over the bent knees, and putting a stick across the arms and in the angle formed by the knees.
(by extension) To resist obstinately; oppose or object strongly.
- The brute that he was riding had nearly bucked him out of the saddle.
(by extension) To move or operate in a sharp, jerking, or uneven manner.
- The vice president bucked at the board's latest solution.
(by extension) To overcome or shed (, an impediment or expectation), in pursuit of a goal; to force a way through despite (an obstacle); to resist or proceed against.
- The motor bucked and sputtered before dying completely.
- The plane bucked a strong headwind.
- Our managers have to learn to buck the trend and do the right thing for their employees.
(riveting) To press a reinforcing device (bucking bar) against (the force of a rivet) in order to absorb vibration and increase expansion. See Wikipedia: .
(forestry) To saw a tree into shorter lengths, as for firewood.
- John is really bucking the odds on that risky business venture. He's doing quite well.
* buck up
* buck for
* bucking bronco
* buck the trend
(Scotland) The beech tree.
* buckmast, buck-mast
lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed
The cloth or clothes soaked or washed.
To soak, steep or boil in lye or suds, as part of the bleaching process.
To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.
(mining) To break up or pulverize, as ores.
(Ultimate Frisbee) To throw a long way
(informal) to throw or chuck
(mountain biking) To gain extra height from a jump by compressing the springs just before the take-off
- He was so angry he hucked the book at my face.
- Longer forks make the bike more cumbersome, but you will be able to huck off of more stuff.
(mountain biking) To make a maneuver in a clumsy way.
(whitewater kayaking) To paddle off of a waterfall or to boof a big drop.
- If you huck it (the take-off), you'll drop about 20 feet.
(dated) To haggle in trading.
(snowboarding, skiing) To throw oneself off a large jump or drop.
- I hucked a sweet 25 foot waterfall on the Tomata River.
- Dude go huck that cornice!
(Ultimate Frisbee) Long throw, generally at least half a field or more.
(skiing, snowboarding) a drop or jump off of a cliff or cornice