bucked

[ buhkt ]
/ bʌkt /

adjective British Informal.

happy; elated.

Nearby words

  1. buck, pearl sydenstricker,
  2. buck-eye,
  3. buckaroo,
  4. buckbean,
  5. buckboard,
  6. buckeen,
  7. bucker,
  8. bucket,
  9. bucket about,
  10. bucket brigade

Origin of bucked

First recorded in 1905–10; buck2 + -ed2

Origin of buck

2
1855–60; verbal use of buck1, influenced in some senses by buck3

buck

3
[ buhk ]
/ bʌk /

noun

Gymnastics. a cylindrical, leather-covered block mounted in a horizontal position on a single vertical post set in a steel frame, for use chiefly in vaulting.
any of various heavy frames, racks, or jigs used to support materials or partially assembled items during manufacture, as in airplane assembly plants.
Also called door buck. a doorframe of wood or metal set in a partition, especially one of light masonry, to support door hinges, hardware, finish work, etc.

verb (used with object)

to split or saw (logs, felled trees, etc.).

Verb Phrases

buck in, Surveying, Optical Tooling. to set up an instrument in line with two marks.

Origin of buck

3
First recorded in 1855–60; short for sawbuck1

buck

4
[ buhk ]
/ bʌk /

noun

Poker. any object in the pot that reminds the winner of some privilege or obligation when his or her turn to deal next comes.

verb (used with object)

to pass (something) along to another, especially as a means of avoiding responsibility or blame: He bucked the letter on to the assistant vice president to answer.

Origin of buck

4
First recorded in 1860–65; short for buckhorn knife, an object which served this function

buck

5
[ buhk ]
/ bʌk /
British Dialect

noun

lye used for washing clothes.
clothes washed in lye.

verb (used with object)

to wash or bleach (clothes) in lye.

Origin of buck

5
1350–1400; Middle English bouken (v.); compare Middle Low German buken, büken to steep in lye, Middle High German būchen, bruchen

buck

6
[ buhk ]
/ bʌk /

verb (used without object), noun Indian English.

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British Dictionary definitions for bucked

buck

1
/ (bʌk) /

noun

verb

See also buck up

Derived Formsbucker, noun

Word Origin for buck

Old English bucca he-goat; related to Old Norse bukkr, Old High German bock, Old Irish bocc

buck

2
/ (bʌk) /

noun

US, Canadian and Australian informal a dollar
Southern African informal a rand
a fast buck easily gained money
bang for one's buck See bang 1 (def. 15)

Word Origin for buck

C19: of obscure origin

buck

3
/ (bʌk) /

noun

gymnastics a type of vaulting horse
US and Canadian a stand for timber during sawingAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): sawhorse

verb

(tr) US and Canadian to cut (a felled or fallen tree) into lengths

Word Origin for buck

C19: short for sawbuck

buck

4
/ (bʌk) /

noun

poker a marker in the jackpot to remind the winner of some obligation when his turn comes to deal
pass the buck informal to shift blame or responsibility onto another
the buck stops here informal the ultimate responsibility lies here

Word Origin for buck

C19: probably from buckhorn knife, placed before a player in poker to indicate that he was the next dealer

Buck

/ (bʌk) /

noun

Pearl S (ydenstricker). 1892–1973, US novelist, noted particularly for her novel of Chinese life The Good Earth (1931): Nobel prize for literature 1938
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Word Origin and History for bucked
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with bucked

buck

In addition to the idioms beginning with buck

  • buck for
  • buckle down
  • buckle under
  • buckle up
  • buck stops here, the
  • buck up

also see:

  • big bucks
  • fast buck
  • more bang for the buck
  • pass the buck
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