buckeen

noun

(in Ireland) a poor young man who aspires to the habits and dress of the wealthy

Nearby words

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

Word Origin for buckeen

C18: from Irish Gaelic boicín, diminutive of boc an important person

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