Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to a buck or gay young fellow; foppish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Dandified; foppish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective archaic Like a dandy; foppish; swellish.

Etymologies

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buck +‎ -ish

Examples

  • I was feeling rather extra buckish myself and that didn't improve matters.

    Mr. Standfast

  • 'Bones' seems to be getting on well, though not yet quite so buckish as he was before his trouble.

    Scott's Last Expedition Volume I

  • The ponies look very well and all are reported to be very buckish.

    Scott's Last Expedition Volume I

  • Even Jehu has been buckish, kicking up his heels and gambolling awkwardly.

    Scott's Last Expedition Volume I

  • The ponies are very buckish and can scarcely be held in at exercise; it seems certain that they feel the return of daylight.

    Scott's Last Expedition Volume I

  • From one of the village lanes came swaggering towards the visitors a figure of aggressive fashion, -- a very buckish young fellow, with a heavy black mustache and black eyes, who wore a jaunty round hat, blue checked trousers, a white vest, and a morning-coat of blue diagonals, buttoned across his breast; in his hand he swung a light cane.

    A Chance Acquaintance

  • Every one wears the straight, high-crowned silk hat that went out with us years ago, and the cut of clothing of even the most buckish young fellows is behind the times.

    Saunterings

  • Every one wears the straight, high-crowned silk hat that went out with us years ago, and the cut of clothing of even the most buckish young fellows is behind the times.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • Then there were two or three buckish looking young fellows, among the rest; who were all the time playing at cards on the poop, under the lee of the spanker; or smoking cigars on the taffrail; or sat quizzing the emigrant women with opera-glasses, leveled through the windows of the upper cabin.

    Redburn. His First Voyage

  • The two principal bidders, -- and they seemed to enter into a pretty warm competition, -- were a gentleman of the neighborhood, who appeared to know the poor fellow on sale, and a dashing, buckish young man, who, it was said, was a slave-trader from South

    The White Slave; or, Memoirs of a Fugitive

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