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[ buhkt ]


, British Informal.
  1. happy; elated.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bucked1

First recorded in 1905–10; buck 2 + -ed 2
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Example Sentences

Her parents were told to institutionalize her, but thankfully, they bucked the conventional advice.

Bloom, of course, both started and bucked the trend with How to Read and Why.

Born a peasant, she bucked the system, donned armor to save her country, and paid for those choices with her life.

The academic field is famously hostile to believers and Aslan has bucked that worldview.

Mr. Kagan resigned the deanship in April 1992, lobbing a parting bomb at the faculty that bucked his administration.

The sailors would just as soon I had left out that remark about the enemy being bucked up by the retreat of our battleships.

I wanted her to switch some papers on young Mr. Houston for me, and she bucked against it.

She took the spark finely, and was apparently in as good shape as before she had "bucked" with Perry.

"You look quite bucked up now," said Wilkins, as he pulled out a chair beside a marble-topped table.

They bucked away till noon with discouraging results, and came in with their gear smashed and a driving-rod fractured.