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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter-buhk, wot-er-]
    • /ˈwɔ tərˌbʌk, ˈwɒt ər-/
    • /wˈɔːtəbˌʌk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter-buhk, wot-er-]
    • /ˈwɔ tərˌbʌk, ˈwɒt ər-/

Definitions of waterbuck word

  • noun waterbuck any of several large African antelopes of the genus Kobus, frequenting marshes and reedy places, especially K. ellipsiprymnus, of eastern and central Africa. 1
  • noun waterbuck A large African antelope occurring near rivers and lakes in the savanna. 1
  • noun waterbuck any of various antelopes of the genus Kobus, esp K. ellipsiprymnus, of swampy areas of Africa, having long curved ridged horns 0
  • noun waterbuck any of a genus (Kobus) of African antelopes that frequent streams or rivers and have long horns that curve forward at the tips 0
  • noun waterbuck A species of antelope endemic to Africa, Kobus ellipsiprymnus. 0

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Origin of waterbuck

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50; water + buck1

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waterbuck popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

waterbuck usage trend in Literature

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