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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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  • In the summer, when the river's flow slackened, the slough became a placid lake bordered by sandy beaches chock-full of fish.
British Dictionary definitions for chock-full

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-full
adj.

c.1400, chokkeful "crammed full," possibly from choke "cheek" (see cheek (n.)). Or it may be from Old French choquier "collide, crash, hit" (13c., Modern French choquer), which is probably from Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch schokken; see shock (n.1)).

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Slang definitions & phrases for chock-full

chock-full

adjective

Absolutely full; crammed; chockablock

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


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