buck wild

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the aggressive state of bucks during mating season.[1]

Adjective[edit]

buck wild (comparative more buck wild, superlative most buck wild)

  1. (African American Vernacular, slang) Crazy, unrestrained, uncontrolled.
    • 1998, Zane, Addicted, Atria Books (2003), ISBN 0743442849, page 190:
      The dancer was buck wild, and all the old, beer-bellied men were clapping and sticking money in the waistline of her sheer-leg pants.
    • 2001, Blu Cantrell, "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)", So Blu:
      Hey ladies, when your man wanna get buck wild, just go back and hit 'em up style / Put your hands on his cash and spend it to the last dime for all the hard times
    • 2010, Russell Peters, Call Me Russell, Doubleday Canada (2010), ISBN 9780385669634, page 150:
      We had a great time that night, when the DJ at Pacha NYC found out that Mel was in the house, he played "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)." Mel's girlfriend really went buck wild when they played it.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonathan Green, Cassell's Dictionary of Slang, Weidenfeld & Nicolson (2005), ISBN 0304366366, page 195