buck·​et·​load | \ ˈbə-kət-ˌlōd How to pronounce bucketload (audio) \
plural bucketloads

Definition of bucketload

1 : a quantity or load that fills a bucket : bucketful a bucketload of water
2 informal : a very large amount … lovable bad boys, which it seemed to produce by the bucketload.— Jon Fine, ESPN, 10 Jan. 2000 often plural … did people expect to make bucketloads of money off independent movies back then?— Anne Stockwell, The Advocate, 30 Mar. 2004

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First Known Use of bucketload

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bucketload.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucketload. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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