noun Date: 1929 1. barrelhouse 2 2. a homemade bass fiddle consisting of a stick attached to an inverted washtub and having a single string

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  • gutbucket — ☆ gutbucket [gut′buk΄it ] adj. [orig., a bucket for food or drink for chain gang laborers; later used for a pail circulated to collect contributions for beer or food, esp. for itinerant musicians; then, a saloon where such musicians played]… …   English World dictionary

  • gutbucket — [“gatbakit] 1. n. a chamber pot, especially one used in a prison cell. (See also gash bucket.) □ You got something around here I can use as a gutbucket? D I don’t want any gutbucket around here. 2. n. a toilet. □ Where’s the gutbucket around… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • gutbucket — /ˈgʌtbʌkət/ (say gutbukuht) noun a primitive style of jazz. –gutbucket, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • gutbucket — /gut buk it/, n. jazz played in the raucous and high spirited style of barrelhouse. [1925 30; GUT + BUCKET] * * * …   Universalium

  • gutbucket — noun a washtub bass …   Wiktionary

  • gutbucket — noun informal 1》 Brit. a glutton. 2》 [as modifier] chiefly N. Amer. (of jazz or blues) raw and spirited in style. [1920s: perh. from the earlier meaning of a one stringed plucked instrument, with ref. to its construction.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • gutbucket — gut•buck•et [[t]ˈgʌtˌbʌk ɪt[/t]] n. mad jazz played in the raucous and high spirited style of barrelhouse • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • gutbucket — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : hot jazz music played in a brash style with much improvisation and with a strong 2 beat rhythm : barrelhouse …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gutbucket (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Gutbucket Type = Compilation Artist = Various Artists Released = start date|1969 Recorded = Genre = Rock Blues music Length = Label = Liberty LBX/3 Producer = Various Reviews = Chronology = Series Last album = This album =… …   Wikipedia

  • Washtub bass — Gutbucket redirects here. For Liberty Records sampler album, see Gutbucket (album). Fritz Richmond, professional washtub bassist and jug player …   Wikipedia

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