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buck, noun1

Origin:
South African DutchShow more Calque formed on South African Dutch bok, see bok.
1. Plural -s, or unchanged.
a. Any antelope, whether male or female; venison; bok sense 1 a. Also attributive.
1829 C. Rose Four Yrs in Sn Afr. 82The men were sitting round the fire with their dogs and arms about them, and two freshly killed bucks had been the sport of the day.
1975 S. Afr. Panorama July 47While travelling around the reserve on the dirt roads a visitor may be surprised at the sight of..antelope amidst tall grass or of a buck hobbling across the veld.
b. With distinguishing epithets designating particular species of antelope: see blesbuck, blue buck, bontebuck, bushbuck, diker-buck, gemsbuck, grysbuck, Harris buck, klip-buck, red-buck, reedbuck, rhebuck, rietbuck, roebuck, rooibuck, springbuck, steenbuck, stembuck, stonebuck, trekbuck (see trek sense 12 b), waterbuck. See also bok sense 1 b.
1832 Graham’s Town Jrnl 13 July 112The old denizens of the wilderness, Bush-bucks, Riet-bucks, and Bucks with every variety of prefix have disappeared.
2. Plural bucks. A goat; bok sense 2. Also attributive.
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Used also in U.S. English; obsolete in British English.
1832 M. Boyce in Graham’s Town Jrnl 15 June 98The old man immediately went away as he was in haste, managing, however, to finish half a ‘buck’, which I had just purchased and killed.
1987 N. Riddick Informant, GeorgeEvery time I caught those bucks, over at my place, nobody would tell me who was the owner.
Any antelope, whether male or female; venison; bok1 a. Also attributive.
see blesbuck, blue buck, bontebuck, bushbuck, diker-buck, gemsbuck, grysbuck, Harris buck, klip-buck, red-buck, reedbuck, rhebuck, rietbuck, roebuck, rooibuck, springbuck, steenbuck, stembuck, stonebuck, trekbucktrek12 b, waterbuck.
A goat; bok2. Also attributive.

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