[ chok-foo l, chuhk- ]
/ ˈtʃɒkˈfʊl, ˈtʃʌk- /


full to the limit; crammed.
Also chock-ful, chuck-full, choke-full.

Origin of chock-full

1350–1400; Middle English chokke-fulle, equivalent to chokke (< ?) + fulle full1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chock-full


choke-full or chuck-full


(postpositive) completely full

Word Origin for chock-full

C17 choke-full; see choke, full
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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)).

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