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The word "buck" is short for "buck-skin" (from a deer). Buck-skin's were used as currency once upon a time.

Also, a marker was used in the old west when playing Poker to indicate who had the next deal, it was called the Buck. Later players used a silver dollar to do this, but it kept the name Buck.

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