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buckish

[buhk-ish] /ˈbʌk ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
impetuous; dashing.
Origin of buckish
1505-1515
First recorded in 1505-15; buck1 + -ish1
Related forms
buckishly, adverb
buckishness, noun
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  • Tom Nagle thanked his worship, and the buckish young bricklayer was held to bail.

  • The pretty ones were all too buckish; and the steady ones, a set of the yellowest frights I ever beheld.'

Word Origin and History for buckish
adj.

"dandyish," 1782, from buck (n.1) in the slang sense + -ish. Related: Buckishly.

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