buck

buck
I
[[t]bʌk[/t]]
n.
1) zool. the male of the deer, antelope, rabbit, hare, sheep, goat, and certain other animals
2) clo
buckskin 1), buckskin 2)
3) clo a casual oxford shoe made of buckskin, often in white or a neutral color
4) older use an impetuous, dashing, or spirited man or youth
5) sts off Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a male American Indian or black.)
6) mil of the lowest rank within a military designation:
buck private[/ex]
Etymology: bef. 1000; ME bukke, OE bucca he-goat, bucc male deer; c. MD, OHG boc, ON bukkr usage: Definition4is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting. II
buck
[[t]bʌk[/t]] v. i.
1) anb dch (of a saddle or pack animal) to leap with arched back and land with head low and forelegs stiff
2) inf to resist or oppose obstinately; object strongly:
to buck at a suggestion[/ex]
3) aum (of a vehicle, motor, or the like) to operate unevenly; move by jerks and bounces
4) anb dch to throw or attempt to throw (a rider) by bucking
5) to force a way through or proceed against (an obstacle):
The plane bucked a strong headwind[/ex]
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[/ex]
9) phv buck for, to strive or compete for (a promotion, raise, etc.)
10) phv buck up, to make or become cheerful
11) an act of bucking
Etymology: 1855–60 buck′er, n. III
buck
[[t]bʌk[/t]] n.
1) a sawhorse
2) spo a leather-covered block, used in gymnastics for vaulting
Etymology: 1855–60; short for sawbuck IV
buck
[[t]bʌk[/t]] n.
1) gam an object used by a poker player as a marker for who has the deal, for an ante, etc
2) ultimate responsibility:
The buck stops here[/ex]
3) cvb to pass (something) along to another
Etymology: 1860–65; short for buckhorn knife, which was often used by poker players as a marker V
buck
[[t]bʌk[/t]] adv.
inf completely; stark:
buck naked[/ex]
Etymology: 1925–30, amer. VI
buck
[[t]bʌk[/t]] n. sl.
sts a dollar
Etymology: 1855–60, amer.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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