How much is a buttload? It’s a commonly used piece of slang used to insinuate that something is of large volume or bountiful, but surprisingly it is a real life measurement. It’s a common juvenile phrase that many of us throw about. Most people normally use the phrase when referring to money, as in “that’s a buttload of cash.” So now that you know that it is a real measurement, how much is a buttload?
First of all, the term has absolutely no rude undertones, despite the inclusion of the word butt. It’s a word that descends from middle English and is equivalent to 475 liters (126 US gallons). How is it that they get to this precisely odd figure? Well, it’s not really an exact science, and the value varies depending on the contents that is measured, as we will explain.