buck fever

buck fever
Synonyms and related words:
agitation, apprehensiveness, attack of nerves, case of nerves, excessive irritability, fear, fidgetiness, fidgets, morbid excitability, nerves, nervosity, nervous stomach, nervousness, panic, panickiness, spell of nerves, stage fright, state of nerves, tic, trepidation, twitching, uneasiness, vellication

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  • Buck fever — Intense excitement at the sight of deer or other game, such as often unnerves a novice in hunting. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buck fever — ☆ buck fever n. Informal nervous excitement of novice hunters when they first see game …   English World dictionary

  • Buck Fever — Infobox Album | Name = Buck Fever Type = Album Artist = Estradasphere Released = 2002 Recorded = Genre = Experimental music Length = 72:24 Label = Mimicry Producer = Tim Smolens Reviews = Last album = The Silent Elk of Yesterday (2001) This album …   Wikipedia

  • buck fever — (BUK fee.vur) n. A phenomenon that causes heart attacks in out of shape hunters who get overly excited from sighting or shooting deer, or overexert themselves dragging a killed deer out of the woods. Example Citation: Stray bullets and wayward… …   New words

  • buck fever — nervous, unable to perform well, choke    Every time I play in a competition I get buck fever. I get so nervous …   English idioms

  • buck fever — noun nervous excitement of an inexperienced hunter • Hypernyms: ↑fever …   Useful english dictionary

  • buck fever — noun Date: 1841 nervous excitement of an inexperienced hunter at the sight of game …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • buck fever — 1. nervous excitement of an inexperienced hunter upon the approach of game. 2. any nervous excitement preceding a new experience. [1835 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Buck — may refer to any of the following: *Bucking by a horse, when the animal raises his hind end and kicks out with both hind legs. *The male of various species of animal, including: **some species of deer mdash; see also blackbuck, Buckskin (leather) …   Wikipedia

  • buck — 1. n. & v. n. 1 the male of various animals, esp. the deer, hare, or rabbit. 2 archaic a fashionable young man. 3 (attrib.) a sl. male (buck antelope). b US Mil. of the lowest rank (buck private). v. 1 intr. (of a horse) jump upwards with back… …   Useful english dictionary

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