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lapful

[lap-foo l] /ˈlæp fʊl/
noun, plural lapfuls.
1.
as much as the lap can hold.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; lap1 + -ful
Usage note
See -ful.
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Word Origin and History for lapful
n.

1610s, from lap (n.) + -ful.

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