bucket list

noun

Definition of bucket list

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

Examples of bucket list in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If necessary, add it to your bucket list, go there, and then check it off your list. Jessamyn Stanley, SELF, "16 Self-Care Tips to Help Carry You Through This Winter," 22 Jan. 2021 Brittanya Karma posted her bucket list on Instagram last year. New York Times, "Brittanya Karma, German-Vietnamese Social Media Star, Dies at 29," 11 Dec. 2020 There’s arguably never been a better time to check national parks off your bucket list. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, "7 Beautiful National Parks You Can Explore Via Amtrak," 12 Sep. 2020 One tightly-wound retiree in his sixties who was practically vibrating with excitement told me that training at Gunsite had been on his bucket list for years. Rachel Monroe, Wired, "I Am Not a Soldier, but I Have Been Trained to Kill," 15 Jan. 2021 Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a must-add to your traveling fall foliage bucket list. Sonia Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "5 spots to see the most beautiful fall foliage in Texas," 13 Oct. 2020 During major geomagnetic storms, the northern lights can be seen in the northern United States, and this week, Americans will have the chance to spot this bucket list-worthy phenomenon for themselves. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "The Northern Lights May Be Visible Over Parts of the U.S. Tonight — Here's How to Spot Them," 28 Sep. 2020 To the public at the time, the test appeared little more than a goodwill favor for the driver’s bucket list. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "How three-time Supercars champ Scott McLaughlin became Team Penske's first rookie since 1999," 23 Oct. 2020 While Shahidi has accomplished an astounding amount already—the woman is a karate black belt!—there are still items on her bucket list, including starting a think tank. Emma Specter, Vogue, "73 Questions With Yara Shahidi: Grown-ish, James Baldwin, and Bucket List Goals," 25 Nov. 2020

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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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The first known use of bucket list was in 2006

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7 Feb 2021

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“Bucket list.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucket%20list. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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