[truhngk-foo l]

noun, plural trunk·fuls.

the amount that a trunk will hold.
Informal. a full or abundant supply: a trunkful of hopes.

Origin of trunkful

First recorded in 1700–10; trunk + -ful

Usage note

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

Examples from the Web for trunkful

Historical Examples of trunkful

  • Nan had a plentiful supply of warm winter clothing, and she took a trunkful.

  • She had brought half a trunkful with her, to help while away the time at Manituck.

    The Slipper Point Mystery

    Augusta Huiell Seaman

  • She is going to return to Broadway this autumn, and she has a trunkful of plays to read.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy

    Harold MacGrath

  • I'll bet you have a trunkful of letters from me—unless you've destroyed them.

  • I've made Betsy send home for a trunkful of evening gowns in order to keep up our social standing.

    Dear Enemy

    Jean Webster