talk, conversation, esp. when garrulous or irritating.
|‘Sequel to Sport in the Worst Station in Bengal’ in India Sporting Rev. Sept. 109: [L]ots of buck and jaw and great champing of jaws, terrible scrambling for the best pick of the eggs and lots of laughing; so we spent a jolly half hour.|
|Life in the Ranks 140: Some of the ‘knowing blokes,’ prominent among whom will be the ‘grousers’, will [...] be ‘arguing the point,’ ‘chewing the rag’, or ‘fat’, ‘giving the old buck’.|
|Work and Play in India and Kashmir 191: ‘After dinner Charlie and I had a long ‘buck’ – Anglice, ‘chat’ – which consisted mainly of long deep growls at the weary monotony of bachelor life in Gurrumpore’.|
|Dew & Mildew 117: He was just having his chota hazri and we had a ‘buck’ over it.|
|Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (1955) 450: Why should we put up with a lot of old buck from the likes of ’im!|
|Making of an Englishman III 299: As I wasn’t having any of his old buck we said a tearful farewell, I don’t think.|
|Third Round 640: If you or I went round to have a buck with a fellow, we should remember whether the isolation was complete.|
|(con. WWI) Soldier and Sailor Words 37: Buck: (Hind.—Bâk). Exaggeration. Too full of talk.|
|Stone Mad (1966) 43: ‘No more old buck out of you, now,’ said Nedgill.|
|Teachers (1962) 179: ‘If I have any buck from any of ’em [...] I’ll cook ’em in a stew for tomorrow’s dinner.’ All the children laughed.|
|Confessions of Proinsias O’Toole 78: Any more of yer oul’ buck and I’ll start picking the tar off you now.|
|Muvver Tongue 95: Cheekiness and back-answering is ‘old buck’.|
(UK Und.) to testify (poss. as a perjurer) on someone’s behalf.
|‘Scene in a London Flash-Panny’ Vocabulum 98: Whew! I know the kiddy like a copper, and I saved him once from lumping the lighter by putting in buck.|