or brim·full

[brim-foo l]


full to the brim.

Origin of brimful

First recorded in 1520–30; brim1 + -ful
Related formsbrim·ful·ly, adverbbrim·ful·ness, brim·full·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for brimful

Historical Examples of brimful

  • You knew my daughter, so tall and strong, so beautiful, so brimful of life.

  • Charlie was his name; a bright, intelligent boy, brimful of mischief and fun.


    Effie Afton

  • She was perhaps eighteen or nineteen, and brimful of lusty life.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens

  • His movements, that last gesture, were brimful of energy and of life.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens

  • It is brought out just at the holiday time, and is brimful of good things.

    Little Prudy

    Sophie May

British Dictionary definitions for brimful




(postpositive, foll by of) filled up to the brim (with)
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Word Origin and History for brimful

1520s, from brim (n.) + -ful.

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