Definitions for buckbʌk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the male of the deer, antelope, rabbit, hare, sheep, goat, and certain other animals.

    Category: Zoology

  2. Category: Clothing

    Ref: buckskin (defs. 1, 2). 1 2

  3. a casual oxford shoe made of buckskin, often in white or a neutral color.

    Category: Clothing

  4. Older impetuous, dashing, or spirited man or youth.

  5. Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a male American Indian or black.)

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. (adj.)of the lowest rank within a military designation:

    buck private.

    Category: Military

* Usage: Definition 4 is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.

Origin of buck:

bef. 1000; ME bukke, OE bucca he-goat, bucc male deer; c. MD, OHG boc, ON bukkr


  1. (of a saddle or pack animal) to leap with arched back and land with head low and forelegs stiff.

    Category: Animal Behavior, Dogs, Cats, and Horses

  2. to resist or oppose obstinately; object strongly:

    to buck at a suggestion.

    Category: Informal

  3. (of a vehicle, motor, or the like) to operate unevenly; move by jerks and bounces.

    Category: Automotive

  4. (v.t.)to throw or attempt to throw (a rider) by bucking.

    Category: Animal Behavior, Dogs, Cats, and Horses

  5. to force a way through or proceed against (an obstacle):

    The plane bucked a strong headwind.

  6. to strike with the head; butt.

  7. to resist or oppose obstinately; object strongly to.

  8. to gamble, play, or take a risk against:

    to buck the odds.

  9. buck for, to strive or compete for (a promotion, raise, etc.).

    Category: Verb Phrase

  10. buck up, to make or become cheerful.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  11. (n.)an act of bucking.

Origin of buck:




  1. a sawhorse.

  2. a leather-covered block, used in gymnastics for vaulting.

    Category: Sport

Origin of buck:

1855–60; short for sawbuck


  1. an object used by a poker player as a marker for who has the deal, for an ante, etc.

    Category: Games

  2. ultimate responsibility:

    The buck stops here.

  3. (v.t.)to pass (something) along to another.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Idioms for buck:

  1. pass the buck,to shift responsibility or blame to another person.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of buck:

1860–65; short for buckhorn knife, which was often used by poker players as a marker


  1. completely; stark:

    buck naked.

    Category: Informal

Origin of buck:

1925–30, Amer.


  1. a dollar.

    Category: Status (usage)

Idioms for buck:

  1. bang for the buck,return for one's investment.

    Category: Idiom

* Slang..

Origin of buck:

1855–60, Amer.


  1. Pearl (Sydenstricker), 1892–1973, U.S. novelist: Nobel prize 1938.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vaulting horse, long horse, buck(noun)

    a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting

  2. dollar, dollar bill, one dollar bill, buck, clam(noun)

    a piece of paper money worth one dollar

  3. Buck, Pearl Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck(noun)

    United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973)

  4. sawhorse, horse, sawbuck, buck(noun)

    a framework for holding wood that is being sawed

  5. buck(verb)

    mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)

  6. buck(verb)

    to strive with determination

    "John is bucking for a promotion"

  7. buck, go against(verb)


    "buck the trend"

  8. tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck(verb)

    move quickly and violently

    "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

  9. buck, jerk, hitch(verb)

    jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

    "the yung filly bucked"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. buck(noun)ʌk

    a dollar

    It only cost a couple bucks.

  2. buckʌk

    used in phrases to mean "money"

  3. buckʌk

    to earn a lot of money

  4. buckʌk

    a male deer

    ***He shot a huge buck.

  5. buckʌk

    indicates who is responsible

    Ultimately, the buck stops with the President.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buck(noun)

    lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed

  2. Buck(noun)

    the cloth or clothes soaked or washed

  3. Buck(verb)

    to soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; -- a process in bleaching

  4. Buck(verb)

    to wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water

  5. Buck(verb)

    to break up or pulverize, as ores

  6. Buck(noun)

    the male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits

  7. Buck(noun)

    a gay, dashing young fellow; a fop; a dandy

  8. Buck(noun)

    a male Indian or negro

  9. Buck(verb)

    to copulate, as bucks and does

  10. Buck(verb)

    to spring with quick plunging leaps, descending with the fore legs rigid and the head held as low down as possible; -- said of a vicious horse or mule

  11. Buck(verb)

    to subject to a mode of punishment which consists in 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

  12. Buck(verb)

    to throw by bucking. See Buck, v. i., 2

  13. Buck(noun)

    a frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck

  14. Buck(noun)

    the beech tree

Translations for buck

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the male of the deer, hare, rabbit etc

a buck and a doe.

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