impetuous; dashing.

Origin of buckish

First recorded in 1505–15; buck1 + -ish1
Related formsbuck·ish·ly, adverbbuck·ish·ness, noun
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Historical Examples of buckish

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

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

Word Origin and History for buckish

"dandyish," 1782, from buck (n.1) in the slang sense + -ish. Related: Buckishly.

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