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noun fist·ful \-ˌfl\

: an amount that can be held in one hand

: a somewhat large number or amount

Full Definition of FISTFUL

:  handful <a fistful of coins>
:  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>

First Known Use of FISTFUL


Related to FISTFUL

abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, lot, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yard
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace


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