bucket list

noun

Definition of bucket list

: a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying

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Here are the top 10 places on Jetsetter’s ranking to add to your bucket list. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Travel: Jetsetter’s top 10 most beautiful places in the world," 8 July 2019 Those seeking more than the satisfaction of checking off the restaurant from their dining bucket list may be disappointed. Patricia Escárcega, latimes.com, "Spago at middle age: Is Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant still relevant?," 27 June 2019 Here, where to stay, what to do, and what to eat and drink on the vacation that just shot to the top of your bucket list. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "Your Guide to a Perfect Vacation in Franciacorta—Italy's Secret Lake-Side Wine Region," 13 June 2019 Now is the perfect time to start using those PTO days, and here's the perfect place to add to your summer bucket list—Province, France. Tainaya Nash, House Beautiful, "Province's Lavender Fields are About to Bloom, So Book Your Trip Now," 12 June 2019 Ahead of being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday (June 13), Austin shared the stories behind some of his hits with Billboard -- and the Irish rocker still on his collaboration bucket list. Cathy Applefeld Olson, Billboard, "Dallas Austin Shares the Stories Behind Hits for TLC, Monica, Boyz II Men & More," 10 June 2019 Selena Gomez is about to check a major milestone off her career bucket list. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez to Make Cannes Film Festival Debut," 21 Apr. 2019 There have always been fans who make pilgrimages to the holiest sites on their sports bucket lists. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "The NBA Honeymooners From Japan: 13 Games in 13 Nights," 16 Jan. 2019 And in October 2016, Edie Simms, 102, was handcuffed and taken away in a police car in St. Louis to complete a bucket list request, according to CNN. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "93-year-old woman arrested by UK police to complete her bucket list," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of bucket list

2006, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bucket list

from the phrase kick the bucket (to die)

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