buck passer

noun Informal.

a person who avoids responsibility by shifting it to another, especially unjustly or improperly.

Nearby words

  1. buck and wing,
  2. buck bean,
  3. buck fever,
  4. buck for,
  5. buck moth,
  6. buck rabbit,
  7. buck slip,
  8. buck stops here, the,
  9. buck up,
  10. buck's extension

Origin of buck passer

First recorded in 1930–35

Related formsbuck-pass·ing, noun

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