Definition of buckshee in English:

buckshee

Pronunciation /bʌkˈʃiː//ˈbʌkʃiː/

adjective

British
informal
  • Free of charge.

    ‘a buckshee brandy’
    • ‘Journalists looked up from their buckshee Jacob's Creek and marketing men took their clammy hands from their secretaries' knees.’
    • ‘In many of the worlds' bigger airports, the homeless and the dispossessed and the plain crooked are increasingly congregating, realising the scope they provide for buckshee food, drink, beds and bathroom facilities.’
    • ‘Though Butch generally avoided alcohol he couldn't resist this buckshee booze, he drank a few bottles and loaded four crates into the back of the wagon for the lads’
    • ‘The trip across was fairly smooth & we arrived in London at 12.20 pm where I ate several buckshee sandwiches.’
    • ‘And no wonder, for although some counselling services are free, or at least buckshee at the point of delivery, others charge exorbitant rates.’
    free, gratis, complimentary, voluntary, volunteer, unpaid, unrewarded, unsalaried, free of charge, without charge, for nothing, at no cost, without payment
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Origin

First World War (originally soldiers' slang): alteration of baksheesh.

Pronunciation

buckshee

/bʌkˈʃiː//ˈbʌkʃiː/