bucker

1
[buhk-er]

noun

a horse that bucks.
a person who bucks rivets.
a person employed to carry, shovel, lift, or load coal, farm produce, etc.

Nearby words

  1. buckaroo,
  2. buckbean,
  3. buckboard,
  4. bucked,
  5. buckeen,
  6. bucket,
  7. bucket about,
  8. bucket brigade,
  9. bucket conveyor,
  10. bucket ladder

Origin of bucker

1
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; buck2 + -er1

bucker

2
[buhk-er]

noun Canadian.

(in lumbering) a person who saws felled trees into shorter, more easily hauled lengths.

Origin of bucker

2
1905–10; buck to cut wood with a bucksaw + -er1

buck

1
[buhk]

noun

the male of the deer, antelope, rabbit, hare, sheep, or goat.
the male of certain other animals, as the shad.
an impetuous, dashing, or spirited man or youth.
Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to an American Indian male or a black male.
bucks, casual oxford shoes made of buckskin, often in white or a neutral color.

adjective

Military. of the lowest of several ranks involving the same principal designation, hence subject to promotion within the rank: buck private; buck sergeant.

Origin of buck

1
before 1000; Middle English bukke, Old English bucca he-goat, bucc male deer; cognate with Dutch bok, German Bock, Old Norse bukkr; def. 5, 6 by shortening; buck private (from circa 1870) perhaps as extension of general sense “male,” i.e., having no status other than being male

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British Dictionary definitions for bucker

buck

1

noun

  1. the male of various animals including the goat, hare, kangaroo, rabbit, and reindeer
  2. (as modifier)a buck antelope
Southern African an antelope or deer of either sex
US informal a young man
archaic a robust spirited young man
archaic a dandy; fop
the act of bucking

verb

(intr) (of a horse or other animal) to jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
(tr) (of a horse, etc) to throw (its rider) by bucking
(when intr , often foll by against) informal, mainly US and Canadian to resist or oppose obstinatelyto buck against change; to buck change
(tr; usually passive) informal to cheer or encourageI was very bucked at passing the exam
US and Canadian informal (esp of a car) to move forward jerkily; jolt
US and Canadian to charge against (something) with the head down; butt
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

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

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

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

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 bucker
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Idioms and Phrases with bucker

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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