Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BUCK, Bukk, v.1 and n. [bʌk]
(1) “Of water: to pour forth, gush out” (Bnff.4 1912; Abd.22 1936).
Lnk. 1838 J. Struthers Poetic Tales 12:
Frightfu' hung the jutting rocks; While the burn out owre them buckit.
(2) “To make a gurgling noise, as liquids when poured from a strait-necked bottle” (Sc. 1825 Jam.2, buck out); “to gulp, to make a noise in swallowing” (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.); “to bubble or bob up, as water seeking to escape from confinement” (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl., bukk).
wm.Sc. [1835–1837] Laird of Logan (1868) App. 489:
Ou ay, I hear ye buck, buck, bucking, but I canna win near enough you, or I wad soon fin' a cork for your mouth wi' my ain.
2. n. “A hollow sound which a stone makes when thrown into the water from a height” (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.).[Prob. imitative in origin, but cf. Bock, to belch, to gush.]
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Buck v.1, n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 14 Nov 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/buck_v1_n>
Try an Advanced Search