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pocketful

[pok-it-foo l] /ˈpɒk ɪtˌfʊl/
noun, plural pocketfuls.
1.
the amount that a pocket will hold.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; pocket + -ful
Usage note
See -ful.
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Examples from the web for pocketful
  • Lunch was a pocketful of dried dates, eaten on the move.
  • One may now buy a pocketful of poets for less than the cost of a novel.
  • He doesn't come with a pocketful of quarters to call relatives.
  • So get out your rods and a pocketful of intruders and fish deep.
British Dictionary definitions for pocketful

pocketful

/ˈpɒkɪtfʊl/
noun (pl) -fuls
1.
as much as a pocket will hold
2.
(informal) a large amount: it cost him a pocketful of money
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Word Origin and History for pocketful
n.

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

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