[juhg-foo l]

noun, plural jug·fuls.

enough to fill a jug.

Origin of jugful

First recorded in 1825–35; jug1 + -ful

Usage note

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

Examples from the Web for jugful

Historical Examples of jugful

  • Why, man alive, we ain't goin' t' stay here—not by a jugful!

    The Aztec Treasure-House

    Thomas Allibone Janvier

  • I made a jugful of lemonade, girls, and it is as cold as if we had ice water in it.

    Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy

  • In a short time he returned with a basin of ice and a jugful of iced lime-juice.

  • I have had three or four small ones, but I am not 'lit' by a jugful!

    The Statesmen Snowbound

    Robert Fitzgerald

  • Of course, she wants to make the women kow-tow, but that ain't all there is to it—not by a jugful.

    The Price

    Francis Lynde