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shopful

[shop-foo l]
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noun, plural shop·fuls.
  1. the contents of a shop.
  2. a quantity sufficient to fill a shop.
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Origin of shopful

First recorded in 1630–40; shop + -ful

Usage note

See -ful.
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Historical Examples

  • Here she sat, in the little enclosure of this upper room above a shopful of strange Delikatessen, securely adrift.

    Pointed Roofs

    Dorothy Richardson

  • 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

  • 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