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buck

1. slang A dollar. Primarily heard in US. Could I borrow a buck to get something from the vending machine? I can't believe this thing costs 30 bucks!
2. slang Money in general. Primarily heard in US. You can't prioritize making a quick buck over the wellbeing of your employees. With so many things to do inside the theme park, you really get a lot of bang for your buck.
3. slang One hundred (of something). Primarily heard in US. A: "I used a weigh a buck and a half in college." B: "Tom, you haven't been 150 pounds since you were in middle school." Cops nailed him for doing a buck twenty-five on the highway.
4. Responsibility or culpability. Used especially in the phrases "pass the buck" and "the buck stops here/with (someone)." Politicians have two skills—making empty promises and passing the buck when they fail to deliver on them. You'll need to talk to Jed if you want things to change. The buck stops with him around here.
5. offensive slang An extremely derogatory term for a male person of color, especially an African American or Native American.
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buck

1. n. a dollar. Gimme a buck for a bottle of wine, will you mister?
2. tv. to resist something. He enjoys bucking the system.
3. n. a buckskin (leather) shoe. (Usually plural.) Look at my new white bucks!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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