Definition of gutbucket in English:

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gutbucket

Pronunciation: /ˈɡʌtbʌkɪt/
informal

noun

1British A glutton.
Example sentences
  • Oddly, none of the 50 ways was taking exercise, you fat, lardy gutbucket.
2 [as modifier] chiefly North American (Of jazz or blues) raw and spirited in style: his gutbucket guitar solos
Early 20th century: perhaps from the earlier meaning of a one-stringed plucked instrument, with reference to its construction, or referring to the bucket which caught gutterings (streams of liquid) from beer barrels in low-class saloons where such music was played
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  • Other highlights include the psychotramatic lullaby of ‘The Talk of Creatures’, the literally glass-shattering gutbucket blues of ‘The Coming of the Crow’, and the Martian Beatles doo-wop of ‘The Simple Song’.
  • For the 1994 film Jason's Lyric, while he was still a member of Jodeci, he hit the studio with James Mtume behind the boards to tackle Bobby Womack's gutbucket classic ‘If You Think You're Lonely Now.’
  • The rawness of these recordings suits the band perfectly, capturing the slide guitar in particular in its gutbucket glory.
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