[skoop-foo l]

Origin of scoopful

First recorded in 1715–25; scoop + -ful

Usage note

See -ful. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for scoopful

Contemporary Examples of scoopful

Historical Examples of scoopful

  • What effect has the fire upon a scoopful of coal when it is placed in the fire-box?

  • Cap'n Mike waited until a scoopful of menhaden had passed overhead then led the way down the pier.

    Smugglers' Reef

    John Blaine

  • A scoopful of the inky liquid could be flung so as to spoil the polish on boots, or sent its splashes over apparel still higher.

    The Free Lances

    Mayne Reid

  • Oi won't shtay wan minit longer thin Oi've got to—not av Oi c'n shovel out pure gold be th' scoopful!

    Connie Morgan in Alaska

    James B. Hendryx