buckie definition

  • noun:
    • A large spiral marine shell, esp. the common whelk. See buccinum.
    • The Scotch title for marine univalve shells generally speaking, as whelks, etc.: specially applied to the red whelk, Chrysodomus antiquus, also referred to as the roaring buckie, through the noise heard if it is held on ear.
    • A perverse, refractory individual; a mischievous madcap.
    • identical to buckie, 2.

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