[ kuhp-fool ]
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noun,plural cup·fuls.
  1. the amount a cup can hold.

  2. Cooking. a volumetric measure equal to 8 fluid ounces (237 milliliters); half pint.

Origin of cupful

First recorded in 1350–1400, cupful is from the Middle English word cuppefulle.See cup, -ful

usage note For cupful

1. See -ful.

Words Nearby cupful Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cupful in a sentence

  • She poured out another cupful, and began to drink it without putting in milk or sugar.

    Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
  • Then Jess cut a wonderful m while Violet sewed the primer down the back, and gathered a cupful of blackberries.

    The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Several steamers passed us during the trials, and these were shipping tons of water, while we did not take a cupful.

    Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
  • Pouring out a scant cupful of water into his hat, Average Jones handed it over.

    Average Jones | Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • There is a cupful of porridge also with the coffee, paid for by deduction from our pay, so that one starts in good fettle.

    In the Ranks of the C.I.V. | Erskine Childers