- Present participle of buckle.
From the verb to buckle, equivalent to buckle + -ing.
- A young male domestic goat of between one and two years.
- (young male goat): Not all sources agree on the exact age range for which this term applies; for example, one source applies it to kids as young as six months.
buck + -ling.
cognate with Middle High German bockinc and Middle Dutch bocking (itself from bok (“buck”), referencing the foul smell)