a list of things a person wants to achieve or experience, as before reaching a certain age or dying: a bucket list for a terminally ill patient; What’s on your summer bucket list?
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Origin of bucket list
First recorded in 2005–10; from the idiom kick the bucket ‘to die’
Words nearby bucket list
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Example sentences from the Web for bucket list
The blog quickly went viral, making Avery a minor celebrity and earning her nicknames like the “bucket-list baby.”‘Bucket List’ Baby Avery Canahuati: Facts About Spinal Muscular Atrophy|Andrew Carter|May 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for bucket list
informal a list of experiences one wants to have before one dies
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