[ kuhp-foo l ]
/ ˈkʌp fʊl /

noun, plural cup·fuls.

the amount a cup can hold.
Cookery. 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

1. See -ful. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for cupful



mid-12c., from cup (n.) + -ful.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper