buck's night

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buck's night (plural buck's nights)

  1. (Australia) A party held for a man who is about to be married.
    • 1994, Amanda Midlam, Muriel's Wedding, Penguin (1994), ISBN 9780140246223, page 1:
      The bride's mother fanned her perspiring face with a serviette and the best man, who had been drinking solidly since the buck's night, threw up noisily behind a clump of lantana in the backyard.
    • 2006, Murray Engleheart, AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll: The Ultimate Story of the World's Greatest Rock-and-Roll Band, Harper Entertainment (2008), ISBN 9780061133923, page 257:
      Fort Arnott, it was a big week. He was soon to be married and a buck's night was held in his honour.
    • 2011, Mark A. Bruhwiller, From Seven Hills to the Seven Seas: A Memoir of a Boy Adrift, Balboa Press (2011), ISBN 9781452502380, page 102:
      My best man, Joe, had to be held up by his wife during the ceremony because he was still smashed after our buck's night the evening before.
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