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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If Shanghai isn't on your bucket list, then add it. Todd Plummer, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Do Shanghai in 12 Hours or Less," 14 Dec. 2018 For many, getting to see Kelly Clarkson sing live is a major bucket list moment in and of itself. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Kelly Clarkson Sang With Police Officers at Her Concert and the Response Was So Powerful," 23 Feb. 2019 Ringing in the New Year in Times Square is on a lot of people's bucket lists. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Here's All The Info You Need To Watch The New Year's Eve Ball Drop From Home," 31 Dec. 2018 Apart from the surprising impromptu karaoke session, during the clip the guys also bless us with some gems like revealing their selfie tricks, their traveling bucket list and preferred snacks. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Watch BTS Sing Their Favorite Songs from Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande, and Dua Lipa," 17 Oct. 2018 Check out Bus Stop Boutique, which should be at the top of any shoe fiend’s bucket list. Juliet Izon, Redbook, "And the Very Best City for a Girls' Getaway Is...," 7 Aug. 2018 For those who don't have a particular destination in mind, Flight Network has assembled the world's ultimate bucket list. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "Adventures in vegan eating, a Canadian bucket list and more," 13 July 2018 To get you out there exploring America, GoBankingRates.com has chosen one can't-miss stop in each state as their bucket list destinations in the U.S. Jodi Thornton-o'connell, USA TODAY, "50 state road trip: Bucket list destinations in the US," 8 July 2018 In fact, places where pastry and history intersect figure prominently on Kalman’s travel bucket list. Christine Muhlke, Bon Appetit, "Artist Maira Kalman Carries Cake in Her Suitcase," 4 May 2018

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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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