Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[kan-foo l] /ˈkæn fʊl/
noun, plural canfuls.
the amount that a can will hold.
Origin of canful
First recorded in 1695-1705; can2 + -ful
Usage note
See -ful. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for canful
Historical Examples
  • Here, four times a week we bought a canful of milk that had to do us two days.

    The Dew of Their Youth S. R. Crockett
  • So she gave Uncle Wiggily a canful of fresh milk, for the rabbit had brought the milk can out with him.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels

    Howard R. Garis
  • He drew a canful of water from the well, and had such a wash as no soap and a handkerchief would permit of.

    Pearl of Pearl Island John Oxenham

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for canful

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for canful

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for canful