[ dish-fool ]

noun,plural dish·fuls.
  1. the amount that a dish will hold.

Origin of dishful

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at dish, -ful

usage note For dishful

See -ful.

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

How to use dishful in a sentence

  • My foster-sisters were so earnest that the Hags thought themselves mistaken, and they ate the whole dishful of porridge.

  • Would you mind,” asked David in an embarrassed manner as he wistfully eyed the coveted luxury, “if I took my dishful home?

    David Dunne | Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • Richard looked enviously at the party next to them, who had washed more than half-an-ounce of gold from a tin dishful of earth.

    Grif | B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • You are safe there, Oscar, as I made this extra dishful to be kept back so you and Susan will be sure to get some.

  • Sometimes a present was bestowed upon the one who ate his dishful first.

    Legends of The Kaw | Carrie de Voe