roebuck

[ roh-buhk ]
/ ˈroʊˌbʌk /
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noun, plural roe·bucks, (especially collectively) roe·buck.

a male roe deer.

Origin of roebuck

First recorded in 1350–1400, roebuck is from the Middle English word robucke. See roe2, buck1
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British Dictionary definitions for roebuck

roebuck

/ (ˈrəʊˌbʌk) /

noun plural -bucks or -buck

the male of the roe deer
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Word Origin and History for roebuck

roebuck


n.

c.1200, from roe (n.2) + buck (n.1). Cf. Dutch reebok, German Rehbock, Danish raabuck.

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