- 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?
Origin of bucket list
First recorded in 2005–10; from the idiom kick the bucket ‘to die’
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Examples 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
May 3, 2012
- informal a list of experiences one wants to have before one dies