Meaning of bucko in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbʌkəʊ/

nounplural noun buckoes, plural noun buckos

  • A young man (often as a form of address)

    • ‘I know you, my bucko, you're a troublemaker’
    • ‘‘Okay that's enough information there, bucko,’ Torrie yelled from the other side of the wall but not looking, trying to keep what was left of her sanity.’
    • ‘Choose one liquor and stick to it for the night, bucko.’
    • ‘Do the crossword puzzle yourself for once, bucko.’
    • ‘Well, I'm not in your neck of the woods, am I, bucko?’
    • ‘But just hold on one outraged, upset second there, bucko!’
    • ‘If you like portable video games as much as most trend-setting nerds, is the blog for you, bucko.’
    • ‘If I have to ask you that, you're in the wrong blog, bucko.’
    • ‘That's for you to decide, bucko, but you might want to cut the man some slack.’
    • ‘Well, the good news, my bucko, is you don't have to anymore.’
    • ‘Yeah, why don't you actually go to the party, bucko?’
    • ‘The thing you need to know, bucko, is to lie low.’
    • ‘Hey, bucko, you know my name, so use it!’
    • ‘‘Hey, you're dating the Drum Major, bucko,’ I said, grinning.’
    • ‘Okay, bucko, you get some rest and I'll see you later.’
    • ‘You, my bucko, were knocked off the topsail rigging and into the half deck.’
    • ‘‘Good luck, bucko,’ Klein called after him as Ryan made his way to the pool house.’
    • ‘Not a good idea. bucko… this place is government property, anyone sneaking around will be in big trouble, probably locked up.’


Late 19th century (originally nautical slang): from buck+ -o.