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Where electronic or digital data goes when it is lost or deleted. Derives from bit, meaning a unit of information, with bucket implying a common reservoir in which the units are collected for recycling when no longer in use.
Two hours' work went into the bitbucket when the power went out.
by Downstrike September 28, 2004
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A computer geek euphemism for a void or great beyond. That is, dead people go to heaven or hell, but dead bits go into the bit bucket. Also associated with the null device, /dev/null.
I deleted the file so now it's in the bit bucket in the sky.
by HunterX January 25, 2005
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On Unix or Unix based operating systems, commonly known as /dev/null or /dev/zero

On Windows systems, commonly the entire drive Windows is installed on.
mv /boot/vmlinuz /dev/zero
by Jon_K October 30, 2004
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My packets keep riding the tubes right into the ol' bit bucket. God rest their little souls.
by Mr. WAT May 01, 2008
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Verb: Bitbucketing

The act of falling apart at every opportune moment. Becoming unreliable.
Netflix bitbucketed the other day. It was a pain as I couldn't watch any shows.

Stop bitbucketing and get your act together.
by carysma November 22, 2019
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