(comparative more bucksome, superlative most bucksome)
- Alternative form of buxom.
- Lively; brisk; jocund.
- Shee now begins to grow bucksome as a lightning before death. — Shakespeare.
- Spirited or lively as a buck.
From Middle English buxum, buhsum (“flexible, bendsome”). Often analysed, due to confusion with the verb buck (“to spring, buckle, kick violently”) and buck (“he-goat”), as though from buck + -some. More at buxom.