1. the whirled shell of any mollusc ...1596 Sc.
2. (also BUCKY) a perverse or refractory person; a mischievous or lively boy ...1719 Sc.
3. a child's rattle made from plaited rushes and containing dried peas ...1768 Sc.
4. † the hind-quarters of a hare ...1787 Sc.
5. a smart blow on the chops; a push ...1825 Sc.
6. a trifle of no value ...1865 Sc.
1. to strike or push roughly ...1866 Sc.
2. to walk hurriedly and bouncing against what may be in the way ...1866 Sc.
of unknown origin.
for n.2. - possibly a variant of bockie (a hobgoblin; also used of a person one cannot bear), or from obsolete buck (he-goat), or from buckie (n.1), because of its twisted shell
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1596 - see EXAMPLE below
"...flowis intil a certane bosum of salt water on the sey syd, quhair in the space of xii. houris thay grow in fair cokilis or bukies..."
From: The Historie of Scotland
- John Leslie
Translated by James Dalrymple