buck

A buck is an adult male deer, antelope, reindeer, or rabbit. You can usually tell a buck by its large horns. If it’s a bunny, you just have to ask. A buck is also slang for an American dollar.

Full-grown male kangaroos are bucks, too. When a male animal is a buck, the female is a doe. A buck is a male deer, and so a doe is a female deer. When it's used as a verb, buck means to move in an abrupt, jerky way — when a horse bucks, it jumps and kicks its back legs out behind it. If someone bucks the system, they’re pushing against it. Colloquially, "to buck up” means to cheer up.

Primary Meanings of buck

1.
n
mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)
2.
v
jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
3.
v
resist
4.
n
a piece of paper money worth one dollar
5.
n
a framework for holding wood that is being sawed
Full Definitions of buck
1

n mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)

Types:
stag
adult male deer
royal, royal stag
stag with antlers of 12 or more branches
Type of:
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal
mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
2

v jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

“the yung filly bucked
Synonyms:
hitch, jerk
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

v move quickly and violently

Synonyms:
charge, shoot, shoot down, tear
dart, dash, flash, scoot, scud, shoot
run or move very quickly or hastily
Types:
rip
move precipitously or violently
Type of:
belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it
move fast
3

v resist

buck the trend”
Synonyms:
go against
Type of:
oppose, react
act against or in opposition to

v to strive with determination

“John is bucking for a promotion”
Type of:
endeavor, endeavour, strive
attempt by employing effort
4

n a piece of paper money worth one dollar

Synonyms:
clam, dollar, dollar bill, one dollar bill
Type of:
Federal Reserve note, bank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, bill, government note, greenback, note
a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
5

n a framework for holding wood that is being sawed

Synonyms:
horse, sawbuck, sawhorse
Types:
trestle
sawhorses used in pairs to support a horizontal tabletop
Type of:
framework
a structure supporting or containing something

n a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting

Synonyms:
long horse, vaulting horse
Type of:
gymnastic horse, horse
a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs

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