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gutbucket

[guht-buhk-it]
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noun
  1. jazz played in the raucous and high-spirited style of barrelhouse.

Origin of gutbucket

First recorded in 1925–30; gut + bucket
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British Dictionary definitions for gutbucket

gutbucket

noun
  1. a highly emotional style of jazz playing

Word Origin

C20: from US gutbucket a cheap gambling saloon where musicians could play for hand-outs
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