from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A blustering or bossy person.
- n. Irish A young man; a lad.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Buckaroo.
- n. young lad; friend, pal (used in addressing someone)
Sorry, bucko, that is an anti religious liberal lie.
It was the doctrine of his officers that he could not be ruled by anything short of violence, and the man to tame and hammer him was the "bucko" second mate, the test of whose fitness was that he could whip his weight in wild cats.
During the ten years in which he had been in command, he was relieved of much of the executive work that had made him famous when he stood watch, but was always ready to justify his reputation as a "bucko" should friction with the crew occur past the power of his officers to cope with.
Williams was a six-footer, a graduate "bucko" now in charge of this big skysail-yarder, and he had resented Murphy's appearance on board with whisky and kind words for his men before he was through with them.
I think I have covered all the obscure 'Happy Days' references, "bucko".
Have you ever read about the good old days – they were called “The Gilded Age,” bucko, when the rich and those “titans of industry” were literally kings – you know, when tiny children worked for pennies in their factories, there was no such thing as sick time, vacation time, or even the federal income tax …?
Perhaps not in the fifties and sixties, but … for the past thirty years that is exactly what the Republican Party has embraced, bucko.
As far as the writing goes, none of the Navi characters have enough substance to be anything but exotic Others, so yeah, getting the audience to relate to the corporate-soldier-world is mission accomplished, bucko.
“Come on, bucko,” he said to Mason, and picked him up, shooed Milo out of the way with his foot, and closed the door.
The credo of the conservative is "I've made it, but if you can't, well then tough luck bucko".
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