- An insufficient or inconsequential amount in comparison with what is required.
- to die
Other Word Forms of Bucket
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Bucket
- a drop in the bucket
- kick the bucket
Origin of Bucket
From Middle English boket, buket, partly from Anglo-Norman buket, buquet ‘tub, pail’ (compare Jersey boutchet, Guernsey bouquet), diminutive of buc ‘abdomen; object with a cavity’, from Vulgar Latin *būco (compare Occitan/Catalan buc, Italian buco, buca (“hole, gap”)), from Old Frankish *būk (“belly, stomach”), and partly from Old English bucc (“bucket, pitcher”) (mod. dialectal buck), both from Proto-Germanic *būkaz (“belly, stomach”), equivalent to bouk + -et. More at bouk.
Middle English from Old French buket of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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