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Bucket, Hyacinth

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBucket, HyacinthHyacinth BucketBu‧cket, Hyacinth /buːˈkeɪ/  a female character in a humorous British television programme called Keeping Up Appearances. She always keeps her house very clean and tidy, and is a typical example of an English snob (=someone who thinks social class is very important and is eager to be accepted by people of a higher social class). She pronounces her name to sound like ‘bouquet (=an arrangement of flowers) instead of like ‘bucket’.
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