Complete Definition of "buck"

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English

Etymology
OE. buc

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Êk|-Êk

Noun
en-noun

  1. A male deer or goat.
  2. A male rabbit or hare.
  3. A male of other species, such as the ferret.
  4. US An uncastrated sheep, a ram.
  5. context|US|Canadian English|colloquial A dollar (one hundred cents).
  6. context|Canadian English|colloquial By extension, one hundred of anything.

#: The police caught me driving a buck-forty on the freeway.

  1. context |North America| derogatory A black or Native American man.
  2. A young buck; an adventurous or high-spirited young man.
  3. context|UK|obsolete Hence, a fop or dandy.
  4. rfv-sense poker A plastic disc used to represent the player in dealer position.
  5. blame|Blame; responsibility; scapegoating; finger-pointing.

#* w:Harry S. Truman|Harry S. Truman,
#*: The buck stops here.

Synonyms
sense|male goat billy-goat, buck-goat, he-goat, buckling
sense|male ferret hob, hob-ferret
sense|ram ram, tup
sense|dollar greenback
sense|poker button, dealer button

Derived terms
buckskin
young buck

Translations
trans-top|male deer or goat
Finnish: t+|fi|uros (deer), t+|fi|pukki (goat)
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trans-top|male rabbit or hare
Finnish: t+|fi|uros
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trans-top|male of other species
Finnish: t+|fi|uros, t+|fi|koiras
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trans-top|uncastrated sheep, a ram
Finnish: t|fi|pässi
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trans-top|dollar
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Finnish: t+|fi|taala
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trans-top|one hundred of anything
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Finnish: t+|fi|markka
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trans-top|black or Native American man
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trans-top|adventurous or high-spirited young man
Finnish: t+|fi|kolli
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trans-top|fop or dandy
Finnish: t+|fi|markka
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trans-top|poker: plastic disc used to represent the player in dealer position
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trans-top|blame, responsibility, scapegoating, finger-pointing
Finnish: t|fi|musta pekka
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ttbc|Crimean Tatar: buÄa
ttbc|Dutch: bok (1)
ttbc|German: Bock m (1, 2 [domestic rabbit], 4); Rammler (2 wild); Rüde (3)
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See also
doe, doeling,nanny, nanny-goat, she-goat
gill, jill
ewe

Verb
en-verb

  1. Of a horse: to rise sharply up on its hind legs.
  2. Of a horse: to leap upward arching its back.

#: 1848: At the same time we got speared, the horses got speared too, and jumped and bucked all about &mdash; Statement by Jackey Jackey (an Aborigine) published in William Carron Narrative of an Expedition Undertaken Under the Direction of the Late Mr. Assistant Surveyor E. B. Kennedy (at Project Gutenberg Australia)

  1. By extension, to move in any sharp or jerking manner.
  2. By extension, to resist obstinately.

Translations
trans-top|of a horse: to rise sharply up on its hind legs
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trans-top|of a horse: to leap upward arching its back
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trans-top|to move in any sharp or jerking manner
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trans-top|to resist obstinately
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Related terms
buckskin
pass the buck
the buck stops here
bucking bronco
buck the trend
buck up
buck for
sawbuck

Category:Currency

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