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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


  1. bucker(Noun)

    A horse that bucks

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bucker(noun)

    one who bucks ore

  2. Bucker(noun)

    a broad-headed hammer used in bucking ore

  3. Bucker(noun)

    a horse or mule that bucks


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