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 Nevertheless, scoring an album is definitely on his professional and creative bucket list. Tricia Despres, Peoplemag, 1 July 2024 If basketball is on your bucket list, make Lille your home base. Katie Jackson, Travel + Leisure, 27 June 2024 The unexpected role may open the door to an item on his bucket list. Emily Longeretta, Variety, 20 June 2024 This summer’s lineup marks a turning point in her career (after Hit Man she’ll be seen in Zoë Kravitz’s buzzy directorial debut Blink Twice) and her bucket list (Linklater has long been one of her favorite filmmakers). Seija Rankin, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for bucket list 

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Word History


from the phrase kick the bucket (to die)

First Known Use

2006, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bucket list was in 2006

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“Bucket list.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucket%20list. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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