bellyful

[ bel-ee-foo l ]
/ ˈbɛl iˌfʊl /

noun, plural bel·ly·fuls. Informal.

all that a person can tolerate: I've had a bellyful of your whining.

Origin of bellyful

First recorded in 1525–35; belly + -ful
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British Dictionary definitions for bellyful

bellyful

/ (ˈbɛlɪˌfʊl) /

noun

as much as one wants or can eat
slang more than one can tolerate
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Word Origin and History for bellyful

bellyful


n.

figuratively, "enough and more," 1530s, from belly (n.) + -ful. Older than the literal sense (1570s).

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