armful

[ ahrm-foo l ]
/ ˈɑrmˌfʊl /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. armenian massacres,
  2. armentières,
  3. armeria,
  4. armes parlantes,
  5. armet,
  6. armguard,
  7. armhole,
  8. armidale,
  9. armiger,
  10. armigerous

Origin of armful

First recorded in 1570–80; arm1 + -ful

Usage note

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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