[jahr-foo l]

noun, plural jar·fuls.

the amount that a jar can hold.

Origin of jarful

First recorded in 1865–70; jar1 + -ful

Usage note

See -ful.
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Examples from the Web for jarful

Historical Examples of jarful

  • He shifted from one foot to the other and absently ate a warm cookie from the jarful at his hand.

    The Seeker

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • He collected a jarful of oxygen, generated in a way he had thought out for himself.