Simple Definition of fistful
: an amount that can be held in one hand
: a somewhat large number or amount
Full Definition of fistful
1 : handful <a fistful of coins>
2 : a considerable number or amount <a whole fistful of musicians — Thomas Lask>
Examples of fistful
She has won a fistful of awards.
<repairing the roof is going to cost a fistful of money>
First Known Use of fistful
Rhymes with fistful
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