Origin of chock-full
Examples from the Web for chock-full
After a decade of managing the Borden home, Wilber is chock-full of stories of hauntings and paranormal sightings.Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House?|Nina Strochlic|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The audience was chock-full of the influential and influencers.Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People|Tim Teeman|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The premise is this: turkey is chock-full of a soporific essential amino acid, tryptophan, one of the 22 essential amino acids.Eat Turkey All You Want! It’s Not Going to Put You to Sleep|Kent Sepkowitz|November 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The car is chock-full of safety features, apparently in response to high numbers of fatalities on Libyan roads.
But when a fellow's heart is chock-full, it's hard to shut down on it sometimes.
When I see the fat envelopes coming I know they're going to be chock-full of the things I've happened to be thinking about.
"Seems to me this buildin' is chock-full of referees," said he.The Croxley Master: A Great Tale Of The Prize Ring|Arthur Conan Doyle
And I'm a fool—and a slob—and a mutt-head—even when I'm not chock-full of lightning, as you call it!Little Eve Edgarton|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Was she not, rather, clever, chock-full of the secret wisdom and the secret cruelty of sex?
British Dictionary definitions for chock-full
choke-full or chuck-full
Word Origin for chock-full
Word Origin and History for chock-full
c.1400, chokkeful "crammed full," possibly from choke "cheek" (see cheek (n.)). Or it may be from Old French choquier "collide, crash, hit" (13c., Modern French choquer), which is probably from Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch schokken; see shock (n.1)).