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[shop-foo l] /ˈʃɒp fʊl/
noun, plural shopfuls.
the contents of a shop.
a quantity sufficient to fill a shop.
Origin of shopful
1630-40; shop + -ful
Usage note
See -ful. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He swore that he could make a song about Sal Mackay that would be worth a shopful of such "tripe."

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • Here she sat, in the little enclosure of this upper room above a shopful of strange Delikatessen, securely adrift.

    Pointed Roofs Dorothy Richardson
  • If a cannon had been fired close to her ear, or a shopful of glass had been broken, she could not have been more alarmed.

  • Nor did she mean to voice her wishes before a shopful of people who might consider them ambiguous.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson

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