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Etymology

Old English buc

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
buck

Plural
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  1. A male deer or goat.
  2. A male rabbit or hare.
  3. A male of other species, such as the ferret.
  4. A young buck; an adventurous or high-spirited young man.
  5. Blame; responsibility; scapegoating; finger-pointing.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An object, often of brass, placed in rotation on a wardroom dining table to indicate which officer is to be served first.
  7. (US) An uncastrated sheep, a ram.
  8. (North America, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A dollar (one hundred cents).
  9. (Canada, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One hundred of anything.
    The police caught me driving a buck-forty on the freeway.
  10. (North America, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A black or Native American man.
  11. (UK, obsolete) Hence, a fop or dandy.

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Verb

Infinitive
to buck

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to buck (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. Of a horse: to rise sharply up on its front 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 — 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)
  3. By extension, to move in any sharp or jerking manner.
  4. By extension, to resist obstinately.

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