bucko

[ buhk-oh ]
/ ˈbʌk oʊ /
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noun, plural buck·oes.

Chiefly Irish English. young fellow; chap; young companion.
British Slang. a swaggering fellow.

Origin of bucko

First recorded in 1880–85; buck1 + -o
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British Dictionary definitions for bucko

bucko

/ (ˈbʌkəʊ) /

noun plural -oes

Irish a lively young fellow: often a term of address
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Word Origin and History for bucko

bucko


n.

term of address, originally (1883) nautical and with a sense of "swaggering, domineering fellow." Probably from buck (n.1) in the slang sense of "a blood or choice spirit."

There are in London divers lodges or societies of Bucks, formed in imitation of the Free Masons: one was held at the Rose, in Monkwell-street, about the year 1705. The president is styled the Grand Buck. ["Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1811]
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