cupful

[kuhp-fool]
noun, plural cupfuls.
1.
the amount a cup can hold.
2.
Cookery. a volumetric measure equal to 8 fluid ounces (237 milliliters); half pint.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English cuppefulle. See cup, -ful


1. See -ful.
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cupful

noun
the quantity a cup will hold; "he drank a cup of coffee"; "he borrowed a cup of sugar" [syn: cup
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Example sentences
But if you cook with cheese by the cupful, this can make a difference.
Remove oysters with skimmer and add enough cream to liquor to make a cupful.
Remove clams from shells and reduce liquor to one-third cupful.
Reduce stock in which a fowl has been cooked to one-half cupful.
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