bucko term of address, originally (1883) nautical and with a sense of "swaggering, domineering fellow." Probably from buck in the slang sense of "a blood or choice spirit."
There are in London divers lodges or societies of Bucks, formed in imitation of the Free Masons: one was held at the Rose, in Monkwell-street, about the year 1705. The president is styled the Grand Buck. ["Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1811]

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  • bucko — [buk′ō΄] n. pl. buckoes [< BUCK1] 1. [Old Naut. Slang] a blustering or swaggering fellow; bully 2. a young man; fellow: an Irishism often used in familiar address …   English World dictionary

  • bucko — [“bako] n. friend; pal. (Also a term of address. Can also be used with a sneer to convey contempt.) □ Hey, bucko, come here a minute. □ Ask your bucko there if he wants to join us …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bucko — noun (plural buckoes) Date: 1883 1. a person who is domineering and bullying ; swaggerer 2. chiefly Irish young fellow ; lad …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bucko — /buk oh/, n., pl. buckoes. 1. Chiefly Irish Eng. young fellow; chap; young companion. 2. Brit. Slang. a swaggering fellow. [1880 85; BUCK1 + O] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Bucko — (chiefly US) (as a term of address) person, usually a male …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • bucko — I Australian Slang (chiefly US) (as a term of address) person, usually a male II Everyday English Slang in Ireland n lad, player …   English dialects glossary

  • bucko — n a term of address or affection between males. The word was popular in club culture from around 2000 …   Contemporary slang

  • bucko — adj. boasting, bragging n. boaster, a swaggering fellow; bossy person; (Irish Slang) boy or man …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bucko — noun (plural buckoes or buckos) informal a young man …   English new terms dictionary

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