[ buhk-skin ]
/ ˈbʌkˌskɪn /



made of buckskin: buckskin gloves.
having the color of buckskin; yellowish or grayish.

Nearby words

  1. buckram,
  2. bucks,
  3. bucksaw,
  4. buckshee,
  5. buckshot,
  6. buckskins,
  7. buckstay,
  8. bucktail,
  9. buckthorn,
  10. buckthorn family

Origin of buckskin

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at buck1, skin

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Examples from the Web for buckskins

British Dictionary definitions for buckskins


/ (ˈbʌkˌskɪnz) /

pl n

(in the US and Canada) breeches, shoes, or a suit of buckskin


/ (ˈbʌkˌskɪn) /


the skin of a male deer
  1. a strong greyish-yellow suede leather, originally made from deerskin but now usually made from sheepskin
  2. (as modifier)buckskin boots
US (sometimes capital) a person wearing buckskin clothes, esp an American soldier of the Civil War
a stiffly starched cotton cloth
a strong satin-woven woollen fabric


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Word Origin and History for buckskins



c.1300, "skin of a buck," from buck (n.1) + skin (n.). Meaning "leather made from buckskin" was in use by 1804. The word was a nickname for Continental troops in the American Revolution.

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