- the amount that a skin container can hold.
- Informal. a large or satisfying amount of food and drink.
- Informal. an amount of liquor sufficient to make a person drunk.
Origin of skinful
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Examples from the Web for skinful
We must cleave together, and you shall have a skinful of books and school and manners.Blackbeard: Buccaneer
Ralph D. Paine
He had better not go after her, or he'll get a skinful of broken bones.The Woman-Hater
But they are brave, these Irish—brave enough without a skinful of whiskey.The Moonlit Way</p>
Robert W. Chambers
So it was four o'clock and all well—but me; I felt like a skinful of dry bones and all of them trying to ache at once.Life On The Mississippi, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
As a last chance, an Apache took a skinful of water, and poured the contents on the bare and bleeding skull of the Spaniard.The Pirates of the Prairies
- slang sufficient alcoholic drink to make one drunk (esp in the phrase have a skinful)
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