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chock-full

[chok-foo l, chuhk-] /ˈtʃɒkˈfʊl, ˈtʃʌk-/
adjective
1.
full to the limit; crammed.
Also, chock-ful, chuck-full, choke-full.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English chokke-fulle, equivalent to chokke (< ?) + fulle full1
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British Dictionary definitions for chock-ful

chock-full

adjective
1.
(postpositive) completely full
Word Origin
C17 choke-full; see choke, full
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Word Origin and History for chock-ful
chock-full
c.1400, chokkeful, possibly from choke "cheek." Or it may be from O.Fr. choquier "collide, thrust." Chock-a-block is nautical, said of two blocks of tackle run so closely they touch.
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Slang definitions & phrases for chock-ful

chock-full

adjective

Absolutely full; crammed; chockablock

[perhaps 1400+, certainly 1751+; origin uncertain; perhaps ''full to the point of choking'']


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