- Chiefly Irish English. young fellow; chap; young companion.
- British Slang. a swaggering fellow.
Origin of bucko
Examples from the Web for bucko
Did it seem to you as if I was a little too much of the bucko mate to the boy?The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
I'd not have sent for this bucko if Eileen didn't scare me by faintin'.The Straw
Best place to talk is in the middle of a crowd, as old Bucko Tom used to say.The Pirate Shark
The captain is a hard nut and the mates are both of the ‘bucko’ type.Boy Scouts in the North Sea
G. Harvey Ralphson
Youll start right in now, my bucko, to learn what they were made for.Baseball Joe on the Giants
- Irish a lively young fellow: often a term of address
Word Origin and History for bucko
term of address, originally (1883) nautical and with a sense of "swaggering, domineering fellow." Probably from buck (n.1) in the slang sense of "a blood or choice spirit."
There are in London divers lodges or societies of Bucks, formed in imitation of the Free Masons: one was held at the Rose, in Monkwell-street, about the year 1705. The president is styled the Grand Buck. ["Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1811]