What does bucket shop mean?

Definitions for bucket shop

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bucket shop(noun)

    an unethical or overly aggressive brokerage firm

  2. bucket shop(noun)

    (formerly) a cheap saloon selling liquor by the bucket


  1. bucket shop(Noun)

    A stockbroking firm which takes small orders from clients and takes them on its own account rather than actually transmitting them to the market. Prevalent in the US 1870s to 1920s; often setup as shop-fronts in the 1920s.

  2. bucket shop(Noun)

    A stockbroking firm which sells stock to clients when it has an undisclosed relationship with that company or its owners.

  3. bucket shop(Noun)

    a travel agency selling discounted airfares, usually in defiance of existing minimum fare arrangements. Now usually refers to any small cheap agency.

  4. bucket shop(Noun)

    a legal services firm selling heavily discounted legal services and documents made in large volume from boilerplate text and clauses, sometimes as a white labelled loss leader

  5. Origin: bucket + shop

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bucket shop

    an office or a place where facilities are given for betting small sums on current prices of stocks, petroleum, etc


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bucket shop in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bucket shop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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