1. in pl., boots or shoes.
|Finish to the Adventures of Tom and Jerry (1889) 309: To my worthy friend, Sir John Blubber, Knt. I give and bequeath my padders, my stampers, my buckets, otherwise my boots.|
|‘Monmouth Street’ in Lover’s Harmony No. 19 148: You may get new ‘buckets’ for a bob!|
2. (UK Und./Aus.) a glass.
|Mercury (Hobart) 23 Apr. 2/5: [from the Stranraer Free Press] [...] a bucket, a tastin’, a toothfu’, a cinder.|
|Life and Adventures of a Cheap Jack 305: ‘Oh!’ said the man addressed, ‘I’m on the rocks, but never mind, come and have a bucket (i.e. glass) of rum.’.|
|Naval Occasions 221: Now, Shortie, fill up! Snatcher, you’d better have a bucket.‘The Greater Love’ in|
|A Bottle of Sandwiches 169: Three ‘buckets’ of foaming suds, amber in colour, with an inch of collar spilling over the rim.|
|Aus. Word Map [Internet] bucket [...] ‘A bucket was a jug of mixed spirits that you could get for $5 at St Pauls Tavern in Brisbane’.|
3. (Can./US Und.) a county or local prison; later uses underpinned by bucket and pail n.
|Stories of the Street and of the Town (1941) 94: No more drillin’ in the snow; no soup houses; never again in a bucket.|
|Red Wind (1946) 170: He’s too stir-wise for me. I smell of the bucket.‘Goldfish’ in|
|Dark Ship 227: When I get out of the bucket some of these fakers shoot one of our guys.|
|Man with the Golden Arm 6: If Schwiefka wasn’t always tryin’ to chisel [...] we wouldn’t get tossed in the bucket so much.|
|Felony Tank (1962) 81: You can’t miss it when you’ve been around as many of these buckets as I have.|
|Hell’s Angels (1967) 27: So off I went to the bucket, for rape.|
|Go-Boy! 239: After I had busted out of the county bucket in Saint John the staff there didn’t want me around any more.|
|(con. 1930s)Snow Geese (2002) 168: Marshall was sentenced to thirty days in the Regina bucket.|
4. an automobile, esp. old and/or dilapidated.
|Dan Turner – Hollywood Detective Dec. [Internet] ‘Drive, señor!’ I headed my bucket toward nowhere in particular.‘Broken Melody’ in|
|Dan Turner - Hollywood Detective Feb. [Internet] S big black Cad sedan just ahead of my bucket.‘Feature Snatch!’|
|L.A. Times 29 Feb. 24/4: They’re ones driving the fancy cars [...] My friends? They’re driving around in buckets.|
|Street Legends n.p.: Me and Wayne went to pick up a bucket he had parked across town. He used the car to stash stuff in.|
|Locked Ward (2013) 237: We piled out of the bucket and entered the tenement.|
5. in sexual contexts.
(a) the vagina, esp. when large or loose.
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
|‘Don’t Slip Me in the Dozen’ [lyrics] It’s my cup, it’s my bucket, it’s my little red bucket.|
|Get Your Cock Out 115: Dandy almost fainted when the mad woman started to sew up her bucket.|
(b) (US, also brown bucket) the anus, the buttocks; thus bucket queen, a male homosexual who takes the active role in anal intercourse.
|Americana Sexualis 14: Bucket, n. Posterior.|
|Sex Variants.‘Lang. of Homosexuality’ Appendix VII in Henry|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 34: brown bucket The hinder part; the rectum.|
|Gay Girl’s Guide 4: bucket: Posterior (clothed outline).et al.|
|DAUL 35/1: Bucket. [...] 2. (P) The buttocks; the rump.et al.|
|5000 Adult Sex Words and Phrases.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 17: The man who fucks in anal intercourse, as opposed to the one who is fucked [...] bucket queen. [Ibid.] 23: The posterior [...] bucket. [Ibid.] 158: bucket a portable toilet. By extension, the anus.|
|Gay Sl. Dict. [Internet].|
|Shagadelically Speaking 60: heinie, butt; bum; ass; [...] bottom; bucket.|
6. any form of motor vehicle, boat or airplane that has become run down and dilapidated.
|Death Ship 11: Shit the bucket. There are lots of other ships in the world.|
|Pulps (1970) 115/1: I climbed into my bucket and souped the kidneys out of it.‘Death’s Passport’ in Goodstone|
|Runyon à la Carte 127: Homer goes to a parking lot not far away where he keeps an old bucket parked.|
|Mister Roberts I i: You’re stuck on this old bucket.|
|New Yorker 7 Feb. 82: You’re going on that French bucket [W&F].|
|Blow Negative! 270: It must be a drag on that bucket without him around.|
|(con. 1940s) Admiral (1968) 32: Once this bucket gets under way I doubt that her damaged deck and hull plates can stand the strain.|
|U-Jack Society 108: More than 300 cars were out on the straight [...] Funny cars, Buckets, Gassers.|
|Slow Boats to China (1983) 92: A crooked shipowner gave me a ship – a bucket, really.|
|38 North Yankee 327: Why don’t you stash those buckets [jeeps] in some cover.|
|Campus Sl. Apr. 2: bucket – car.|
|(con. 1918) Eye in the Door 62: ‘Here she [i.e. an airplane] is,’ Dundas said, patting the fuselage. ‘Terrible old bucket.’.|
|Shooting In The Dark (2002) 176: The old bucket’ll last long enough to get you home.|
|Mad mag. Aug. 50: This show is all about taking a bucket and making it pimp.|
|Generation Kill ‘Get Some’ ep. 1 [TV script] Only got this bucket [i.e. a Humvee] five days ago.|
7. (US) a plump woman, an unattractive woman.
|(con. 1960s) Blood Brothers 167: I know she looks like an old bucket now, but after six months here, she’ll look more and more like Liz Taylor to you.|
8. (US campus) an incompetent, clumsy person.
|Hero Ship 200: Most of the conversation in their kitchen was of steam and bull—English—and of slashes, who studied too hard or buckets who studied not hard enough.|
|Campus Sl. Nov. 2: bucket – someone who feels embarrassed, down on luck, or insignificant. ‘I stuck my foot in my mouth in front of my professor, and now I feel like a major bucket.’.|
9. (US) in basketball, a scoring shot.
|Corner (1998) 127: On defense, R.C. holds his man to a single bucket.|
|Way Home (2009) 173: Christ stayed on court [...] telling him to watch the extra step on his drive to the bucket.|
10. see bucket bong
(US gay) a passive partner in anal intercourse.
|Queens’ Vernacular 146: passive partner [...] bucket boy.|
(US Und.) a prostitute who permits anal intercourse.
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 35: bucket broad A prostitute who practices a type of sexual variant.|
a large vagina.
|on Urban Dict. [Internet] bucket cunt a ho with a large vaginal entry. Damn that bitch has got a mammoth/dripping bucket cunt.|
|Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 87 Dec. n.p.: bucket fanny n. A spacious vagina. Also Tardis fanny / twat.|
(US prison) in prison.
|Prison Sl. 26: Dropped in the Bucket Placed in prison.|
see under drop v.1
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(US gay) to have anal intercourse.
|(ref. to mid-1950s) Queens’ Vernacular 88: anal intercourse [...] paint the bucket (mid ’50s).|
|Gay Sl. Dict. [Internet] anal intercourse: [...] Syn: paint the bucket.|
see put in the hole under hole n.1
(US) a general excl. of dismissal.
|Gay Detective (2003) 19: Right back came the very earthy natural tones of the handholder: ‘Up ye’ bucket, Butch!’.|
SE in slang uses
(Aus./US drugs) a form of gravity pipe for smoking marijuana, made with a 2-litre (3½-pint) plastic bottle and a bucket.
|‘Smokin’ Sl.’ at Mary Jane mag. (Melbourne) Sept. [Internet] Bucket Bong: Water pipe made from a bucket and plastic bottle.|
|Tasmanian Babes Fiasco (1998) 175: I [...] made a bucket bong from which we pulled a thousand cones.|
|teentoday.co.uk [Internet] CannabisIn the form of: spliff, joint, reefer, yogurt, bong, pipe, bucket.|
|XPress Online (Perth) [Internet] Likewise, when someone does the dishes by pouring lighter fluid on the sink and throwing a match on it, or marvels at the miracle that is the bucket bong [...] each and every scenario is forced and unnatural.|
|www.haveabucket.com [Internet] You are not stoned enough to view this website. Please have 4 buckets and make sure you are completely bong-eyed before going any further.|
|Good Girl Stripped Bare 44: They say drugs help, but every time I experiment [...] I end up horizontal. Amyl nitrate? Crack my head on the dance floor. Bucket bong? Instant snooze. Speed? Nose bleed.|
(UK Und.) a sheep.
|Discoveries (1774) 40: They are great Priggers of Caunes and Bucket-chats; that is Sheep and Fowl.|
|Whole Art of Thieving 34: They [i.e. gypsies] are great Priggers of Caunes and Bucket-chats, that is, sheep and fowl.|
1. (US) a fool, a simpleton; thus bucket-headed adj., stupid.
|‘The Kin-der-Kids’ [comic strip] Git out of the way, you bucket-headed lunatic.|
|Texas Stories (1995) 83: Hey, Buckethead [...] are all them Jews as crazy as you?‘El Presidente de Mejico’ in Algren|
|(con. WWII) And Then We Heard The Thunder (1964) 68: He’s telling you right, Bucket-head. [Ibid.] 133: I told that bucket-head bastard.|
|Tourist Season (1987) 164: Meaning you and your bucket-headed partner are on your way to Fox Hill Prison if you fuck with me.|
2. (US black) a woman, esp. a fellatrix.
|Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] buckethead Definition: a female, usually one that sucks dick. Example: Kiesha an all her friends are bucketheads, it’d be easy to pimp ’em.|
1. a chatterer.
|CB Slanguage 18: Bucket Mouth: loud mouth or gossip.|
|Seedtime and Harvest [Internet] Just because Sister Bucketmouth, the church gossip, reports tales that are true, that doesn’t mean you and I need to give EAR to her and to THINK about the things she says.|
2. one who habitually uses ‘bad language’.
|CB Slanguage 18: Bucket Mouth: [...] obscene or profane talker.|
|Citizens Band 69: What about ... the bucket mouth who reads porno over Twenty? [HDAS].|
to move backwards/forwards/from side to side, to oscillate; thus adv. buckety-blam, of movement, abruptly, sharply.
|Le Slang 73: to bucket about the place, bringueballer.|
|Dan Turner Hollywood Detective Feb. [Internet] We both pelted buckety-blam to the convertible.‘Heads You lose’ in|
|These Were Our Years (1959) 72: No jolly little round songs about the friendly little mongoose going buckety-buckety down the big big road.‘Doing Nothing Was Wonderful’ in|
|(con. 1916) Tin Lizzie Troop (1978) 208: The flivvers bucketed up the far side and soon drew away.|
to rain very heavily.
|[||Adventures of Johnny Newcome I 31: While rain by buckets-full came down].|
|Chambers’s Journal Dec. 844/1: Tramps don’t walk about a marsh in bucketing rain in the midnight hours, fidgeting to attack somebody.|
|Who Rides with Wyatt 75: A driving wind and a sleety snow [was] bucketing down off the Dragoons, across Goose Flats.|
|Strip Jack 199: It bucketed down [...] Hardly any bugger went out that day.|
|Everyday Eng. and Sl. [Internet] Bucketing (v): raining very heavily.|
to be attacked (hysterically).
|Eve. Standard 14 Mar. 15/5: Joan Bakewell has been copping a bucket [...] on social media about off-the-cuff remarks about anorexia she made.|
a phr. of general dismissal.
|Picture Palace 228: ‘Get off the bucket, I’m serious,’ I said.|
to jilt, to reject as a lover .
|Sylvia’s Lovers II 122: He were sore put about because Hester had gi’en him the bucket.|
see in the barrel under barrel n.1
(Aus.) to speak openly, without restraint.
|Bad Debts (2012) [ebook] I’ve been dealing with the fucking media for forty years. Ms Hillier thought she’d have a better chance of getting me to tip a bucket if she sent you.|