[bar-uh l-foo l]

noun, plural bar·rel·fuls.

the amount that a barrel can hold.
any large quantity: a barrelful of jokes.

Origin of barrelful

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at barrel, -ful

Usage note

See -ful. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for barrelful

late 14c., from barrel (n.) + -ful.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper