- a whelk or its shell
- a lively or boisterous person, esp a youngster
related to Latin buc (c) inum whelk, from buc (c) ina trumpet, horn
- informal short for Buckfast
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Examples from the Web for buckie
From the singing of an old woman in Buckie, Enzie, Banffshire.
We thanked our formidable-looking friend for her company and, presenting her with a John o' Groat's buckie, bade her farewell.From John O'Groats to Land's End
Robert Naylor and John Naylor
It relates to the public treachery of Weir; in proof of which, Buckie produces the packet containing the dispatches to the Lords.
Buckie Ingram, that species of crab denominated Cancer bernardus, Newhaven.An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language
Ye needna think he cares a buckie for you, ye tow-headed, crawlin' ferlie!Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City
S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett