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fistful

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noun fist·ful \-ˌfu̇l\

Simple Definition of fistful

  • : an amount that can be held in one hand

  • : a somewhat large number or amount

Full Definition of fistful

  1. 1 :  handful <a fistful of coins>

  2. 2 :  a considerable number or amount <a whole fistful of musicians — Thomas Lask>

Examples of fistful

  1. She has won a fistful of awards.

  2. <repairing the roof is going to cost a fistful of money>



1611

First Known Use of fistful

1611



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