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noun Slang.

a half dollar; the sum of 50 cents.

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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also half-a-buck [haf-uh-buhk, hahf-]. /ˈhæf əˈbʌk, ˈhɑf-/.

Origin of half buck

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50
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