armful

[ ahrm-fool ]
/ ˈɑrmˌfʊl /

noun, plural arm·fuls.

as much as a person can hold or carry in an arm or both arms.
Informal. a girl or woman with a well-rounded figure.
Informal. an obstreperous child; handful.

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Origin of armful

First recorded in 1570–80; arm1 + -ful

usage note for armful

1. See -ful.
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British Dictionary definitions for armful

armful
/ (ˈɑːmfʊl) /

noun plural -fuls

the amount that can be held by one or both arms
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