Why is a dollar called a buck?

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The use of the word buck to mean dollar came from the days when deer skin was used as a unit of trading in the early 1758. With the deer skin no longer used as a medium of exchange the word buck is sometimes still used to refer to the dollar.
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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
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A plausible theory is that buck is short for buckskin, a common medium of exchange in
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Meaning of "dollar" is 1856, Amer.Eng., perhaps an abbreviation of buckskin, a unit of trade among Indians and Europeans in frontier days, attested in this sense from 1748
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Its slang for dollar. It also comes from buckskin a way people used to trade in american colonies. But its sorta slang like "homie" is for friend. LOL
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Dollars are commonly called 'Bucks' because in ancient times, the skins of bucks were used for trade instead of paper money. This form of barter trade was most common among the American Indians.
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