pocketful

[ pok-it-fool ]

noun,plural pock·et·fuls.
  1. the amount that a pocket will hold.

Origin of pocketful

1
First recorded in 1605–15; pocket + -ful

usage note For pocketful

See -ful.

Words Nearby pocketful

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How to use pocketful in a sentence

  • It was getting dark, and must have been about five o'clock, when I stopped and counted a pocketful of pennies.

    Beggars | W. H. (William Henry) Davies

British Dictionary definitions for pocketful

pocketful

/ (ˈpɒkɪtfʊl) /


nounplural -fuls
  1. as much as a pocket will hold

  2. informal a large amount: it cost him a pocketful of money

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