buckshee


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buck·shee

 (bŭk′shē) Chiefly British
n.
1. Something extra or left over that is obtained free.
2. An extra ration.
adj.
1. Free of charge; gratis: "If they deposit these shares, too, in the scheme, they will get further buckshee shares on a one-for-one basis" (Economist).
2. Unsolicited; gratuitous: "The title was a bit of buckshee deceit, and had little to do with the plot" (Financial Times).

[Variant of baksheesh.]

buckshee

(ˌbʌkˈʃiː) or

buckshish

adj
slang Brit without charge; free
[C20: from baksheesh]

buck•shee

(ˈbʌk ʃi, ˌbʌkˈʃi)

n. Brit. Slang.
a gift, gratuity, or small bribe.
[1915–20; variant of baksheesh]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.buckshee - free of charge; "if they deposit these shares in the scheme they will get further buckshee shares on a one-for-one basis"- Economist
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
unpaid - not paid; "unpaid wages"; "an unpaid bill"
Translations

buckshee

[bʌkˈʃiː] (Brit)
A. ADJgratuito
B. ADVgratis

buckshee

adj (Brit inf) → gratis, umsonst

buckshee

[ˌbʌkˈʃiː] adj & adv (fam) (free) → gratis (inv)
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The Scottish Cup semi is going to be fun and James Robertson, Glasgow, said: "If anyone wants a buckshee week in the sun then take all the savings, dig out the wife's jewellery and pawn all the silver, and stick it on Rangers getting a penalty in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
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I repeat 40,000, and add, two weeks all expenses paid travel, hotels, food troughs and entertainment, healthcare, shopping (wouldn't you have shopped in Paris for Christmas given a buckshee chance?
I have seen this sort of thing happen more often in recent years as local wide boys try to grab land buckshee without doing anything entitling them to do so (apart, occasionally from erecting a fence) and, presumably, misleading the Land Registry into the bargain.
The pressure either comes from the spouse, in- laws or their own biological clock," explains Dr Buckshee.
While he was out in Egypt he joined the Buckshee Wheelers, winning several awards with the forces.
Many of us do the responsible thing with our first vote and then use the second like a buckshee bonus to back our favourite underdogs, whether they're the Greens, Gorgeous George or the Monster Raving Loonies.
Who said they could take all those hangers-on to the golf in Ireland or could treat those fat cat utility bosses to a buckshee lunch?