chockablock

or chock-a-block

[chok-uh-blok]

adjective

extremely full; crowded; jammed: a room chockablock with furniture and plants.
Nautical. having the blocks drawn close together, as when the tackle is hauled to the utmost.

adverb

in a crowded manner: books piled chockablock on the narrow shelf.

Origin of chockablock

cf. chock close (up to), apparently as back formation from chock-full
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Contemporary Examples of chockablock

  • After all, the Republican convention was chockablock with McCain doppelgangers.

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    The End of Obama Hook-Ups

    Jessi Klein

    October 31, 2008