NounBuck (plural Bucks)
- 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.
- (UK, obsolete) A fop or dandy.
- (US, dated, derogatory) A black or Native American man.
- (Australian, US, informal) A dollar (one hundred cents).
- (US, slang) One hundred.
- (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.
- (always plural, bucks) Casual oxford shoes made of buckskin, often white or a neutral color.
- (UK, dialect) The body of a post mill, particularly in East Anglia. See Wikipedia:Windmill machinery.
- (finance, jargon) One million dollars.
- (intransitive) To bend; buckle.
- (intransitive) (of a horse, or similar saddle or pack animal) 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.
- (transitive) (of a horse, or similar saddle or pack animal) to successfully throw or attempt to throw (a rider or pack) by bucking.
- (intransitive) (by extension) To resist obstinately; oppose or object strongly.
- (intransitive) (by extension) To move or operate in a sharp, jerking, or uneven manner.
- (transitive) (by extension) To overcome or shed (e.g., an impediment or expectation), in pursuit of a goal; to force a way through despite (an obstacle); to resist or proceed against.
- (riveting) To press a reinforcing device (bucking bar) against (the force of a rivet) in order to absorb vibration and increase expansion.
Adverbs for Buck
spiritedly; suddenly; abruptly; belligerently; spitefully; venomously; wildly.
Middle English buc, from Old English bucca 'he-goat', from Proto-Germanic *bukkon (compare German Bock), from Pre-Germanic *bhug̑nó, from Proto-Indo-European *bhug̑os 'ram' (compare Albanian buzë, Old Armenian բուծ (buc, “sucking lamb”), Persian بز (boz, “goat”), Sanskrit बुख (bukha)).
From Middle Low German bucken (“to bend”) or Middle Dutch bucken, bocken (“to bend”), intensive forms of Old Saxon būgan and Old Dutch *būgan (“to bend, bow”), from Proto-Germanic *būganan (“to bend”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhūgh- (“to bend”). Cognate with German bücken (“to bend, stoop”), Danish bukke (“to buck”), Swedish bocka (“to bend, buck, bow”). In fluenced in some senses by buck (“male goat”). See above.
- (male deer): stag
- (male goat): billygoat, billy, buckling, buck-goat, he-goat
- (male ferret): hob, hob-ferret
- (ram): ram, tup
- (slang: dollar): bill, bone, clam, cucumber, dead president, greenback, note, one-spot, paper, simoleon, single, smackeroo
- (item that indicates dealer in poker): button, dealer button