fistful

[ fist-foo l ]
/ ˈfɪst fʊl /
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noun, plural fist·fuls.

a handful: a fistful of pennies.

Origin of fistful

First recorded in 1605–15; fist1 + -ful

Usage note

See -ful.
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fistful


n.

1610s, from fist (n.) + -ful.

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