Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BUCKS, Buks, Bux, v. and n. [bʌks, bɔks]
(1) “To tramp upon a soft substance” (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., bucks); to splash through water, snow, etc.
Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.:
Gjaain buksin tru da snaw. Sh.(D) 1918 T. Manson Humours Peat Comm. I. xvii.:
“Shu's buxin,” said the P.M., referring to the peculiar sound made as the feet were dragged out. . . . “I'm buxin tu, and so ir ye. Ye wir doon ower da tap o your buits.”
Ppl.adj. in phr. bucksan weet, soaking wet.
Ork. 1929 Marw.:
His feet were just b[ucksan] weet.
(2) To walk noisily and clumsily; to plunge.
Sh.(D) 1891 J. J. H. Burgess Rasmie's Büddie 45:
Shü yokks a spade, comes buxin in, An scrits da earten flür.
2. n. A clumsy jump; tramping steps (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)).
To mak' a b[uks], to tramp clumsily (really to make a clumsy jump).
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