What is a buck?

Elena Melnichenko
Elena Melnichenko
December 19, 2014
What is a buck?

The word “buck” has several meanings, each of which is radically different from each other. So, let's take a closer look at what the buck is.

Meaning of the word

  1. Initially, the word “bucks”, and it is more correct to write it with a capital “Bucks”, meant a commune in the department of Haute-Garonne, which is located in France (Fr. Bax) or a commune in Zurich (Switzerland).
  2. Then, with the advent of dollar bills, the green began to be called “bucks”. There are several explanations for this phenomenon:
    • Some argue that since the bills are green, they are called “green backs” (green backs) or abbreviated “backs”. But a modified version of this word has reached us;
    • according to another theory, the Europeans traded with the Indians with the help of “buckskins” (buckskin) and often used the word “buck” in conversation;
    • Also in the middle of the 19th century, on the reverse side of the ten-dollar bill, the Roman numeral X was depicted, which looked like a wood sawing saw (sewbuck). At first, only a bill with a par value of $ 10 was called a dollar, and then all the other bills.The word "buck" is in the plural, so if you want to say about one dollar, they say "buck" (one buck). However, speech is rarely heard.
  3. In addition, “Bucks” is also the name of famous pianists: Alessio Bax (Italy) and Louis Bax (Belgium) and the famous English model and actress Kylie Bax.

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