When I do land on your back I'll make you sorry you didn't stand still, my bucko.
Did it seem to you as if I was a little too much of the bucko mate to the boy?
Youll start right in now, my bucko, to learn what they were made for.
I'd not have sent for this bucko if Eileen didn't scare me by faintin'.
The bucko didn't sabe English, maybe, but a forty-four gun is easy translated in any language.
The captain is a hard nut and the mates are both of the ‘bucko’ type.
And let all the bruising bosuns and bucko ship's officers afloat jump on me, but give me that and I'll take a chance.
I may be a bucko, and I may be drunk to-night, but I know a man when I see one.
I have since learned that Dido won her wandering Æneas in Manila, and that the captain finally has found his “bucko mate.”
I'll wait for ye, me bucko,' and I lay down in the corner and waited for him to come in.
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]
: The bucko skipper was a nasty sadist