cupful

[ kuhp-fool ]
/ ˈkʌp fʊl /

noun, plural cup·fuls.

the amount a cup can hold.
Cooking. a volumetric measure equal to 8 fluid ounces (237 milliliters); half pint.

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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.
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