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jugful

[juhg-foo l] /ˈdʒʌg fʊl/
noun, plural jugfuls.
1.
enough to fill a jug.
Origin of jugful
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; jug1 + -ful
Usage note
See -ful.
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Examples from the Web for jugful
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  • Why, man alive, we ain't goin' t' stay here—not by a jugful!

    The Aztec Treasure-House Thomas Allibone Janvier
  • I made a jugful of lemonade, girls, and it is as cold as if we had ice water in it.

    Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • In a short time he returned with a basin of ice and a jugful of iced lime-juice.

    A Roving Commission G. A. Henty
  • I have had three or four small ones, but I am not 'lit' by a jugful!

    The Statesmen Snowbound Robert Fitzgerald
  • Of course, she wants to make the women kow-tow, but that ain't all there is to it—not by a jugful.

    The Price Francis Lynde
  • We drank, and drank, and drank again, and carried a jugful to our bedside.

    Vanished Arizona Martha Summerhayes
  • One day he drew off a jugful of wine and filled up the keg with water.

    Amusements in Mathematics Henry Ernest Dudeney
  • And next to that, he disliked going to the spring for a jugful of water.

    The Tale of Buster Bumblebee Arthur Scott Bailey
  • I'll not have you waiting on table in my logging-camp—not by a jugful!

    The Valley of the Giants Peter B. Kyne
  • It won't hurt your old cart to go out in the stumps, but we ain't going to drive in the ditch, not by a jugful.

    Earth's Enigmas Charles G. D. Roberts
Slang definitions & phrases for jugful

jugful

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not by a long shot

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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