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Why do we call a dollar a buck?

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Asked by Shan Real, 09 Nov '09 01:33 am
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The name \"buck\" came from a time (circa 1890-1920) where people would trade deer skins as a type of money in america. Male deer are called bucks and so the term \"buck\" became synomous with money. through the years, dollars and bucks or buck skins were used enterchangably.The word buck possibly an abbreviation of buckskin or buckarooney, an intrinsic \"currency\" for trade with American Indians known since 1746 has been recorded since 1856 and is widely used as a synonym for the dollars of many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the United States.
Answered by sangeetha, 09 Nov '09 01:45 am

 
  
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In the 17th/18th century in America , trading was done with deer skin or buck skin as money that\'s why a dollar is called a buck.
Answered by nargis bhambi, 09 Nov '09 01:48 am

 
  
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