[guht-buhk-it] /ˈgʌtˌbʌk ɪt/
jazz played in the raucous and high-spirited style of barrelhouse.
a highly emotional style of jazz playing
in reference to jazz, “earthy,” by 1929, supposedly originally a reference to the buckets which caught the drippings, or gutterings, from barrels. Which would connect it to gutter (v.).
[1910+ Jazz musicians; first sense fr a New Orleans name for a low resort, where a gutbucket, that is, a beer bucket or a chamber pot, would be used to collect contributions for the musicians; second sense fr the notion of a bucket of guts]
noun a very funny joke Word Origin 1929; fr the idea that hard laughter causes stomach pain Usage Note also gut-busting , (adj.)
adjective See gut-buster
- Gut check
noun (US & Canadian, informal) 1. a pause to assess the state, progress, or condition of something such as an enterprise or institution noun a test of one’s nerve, courage, or determination Examples It is gut-check time for corporate America. Usage Note gut-check adj
noun 1. . noun phrase (also gut) An easy course in college [1916+ College students; perhaps fr earlier sense gut, ”a feast,” hence a course that one can ”eat up”]