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buckish

[ buhk-ish ]
/ ˈbʌk ɪʃ /
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adjective
impetuous; dashing.
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Origin of buckish

First recorded in 1505–15; buck1 + -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM buckish

buck·ish·ly, adverbbuck·ish·ness, noun
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How to use buckish in a sentence

  • The pretty ones were all too buckish; and the steady ones, a set of the yellowest frights I ever beheld.'

  • Tom Nagle thanked his worship, and the buckish young bricklayer was held to bail.

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