[ buhk-oh ]

noun,plural buck·oes.
  1. Chiefly Irish English. young fellow; chap; young companion.

  2. British Slang. a swaggering fellow.

Origin of bucko

First recorded in 1880–85; buck1 + -o

Words Nearby bucko

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How to use bucko in a sentence

  • The captain is a hard nut and the mates are both of the ‘bucko’ type.

    Boy Scouts in the North Sea | G. Harvey Ralphson
  • McCune, from the supposed security of the foretop-gallant yard, had cursed him for a black-hearted bucko.

    Cursed | George Allan England
  • Paul was a "white water bucko" and rode water so rough it would tear an ordinary man in two to drink out of the river.

  • I may be a bucko, and I may be drunk to-night, but I know a man when I see one.

    Cursed | George Allan England
  • My bucko Bill, you're right now picked for the drive, an' I'll see to it myself that you git yourn in the river.

    The Promise | James B. Hendryx

British Dictionary definitions for bucko


/ (ˈbʌkəʊ) /

nounplural -oes
  1. Irish a lively young fellow: often a term of address

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