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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large spiral marine shell, esp. the common whelk. See buccinum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Scotch name for marine univalve shells in general, as whelks, etc.: especially applied to the red whelk, Chrysodomus antiquus, also called the roaring buckie, from the sound heard when it is held to the ear.
  • n. A perverse, refractory person; a mischievous madcap.
  • n. Same as buckie, 2.

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  • Also a town in Scotland. The Wikipedia suggests an etymology: "...being derived from the Gaelic word boc or Welsh bowk, both meaning a buck or male deer so this would suggest the meaning of Buckie as place where male deer gather."

    August 6, 2010

  • "1. The Scotch name for marine univalve shells in general, as whelks, etc.: especially applied to the red whelk, Chrysodomus antiquus, also called the roaring buckie, from the sound heard when it is held to the ear.

    2. A perverse, refractory person; a mischievous madcap."

    - The Century Dictionary

    August 6, 2010