bag·​ful | \ ˈbag-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce bagful (audio) \

Definition of bagful

1 : as much or as many as a bag will hold
2 : a large number or amount had a bagful of tricks

Examples of bagful in a Sentence

She always has a bagful of stories.
Recent Examples on the Web Hanging in third-floor hallways are handwritten thank-you notes, which arrive at the Tactical Care Unit by the bagful three times a week from schools, churches, families and even co-workers. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "More from inside the coronavirus ‘red box’ at Dallas’ Parkland hospital, including some crucial lessons for us all," 18 May 2020 Tim and Tova Henry, who live on Fourth of July Creek and burned just 11 gallons of gas last year for their generator to supplement their solar panels, handed us a bagful of cookies. Anchorage Daily News, "A winter journey along the Yukon River," 23 Feb. 2020 To one of Spiral’s meetings, Bearden brought a bagful of cutouts from magazines and journals—faces, figures, and objects from magazines like Life and Ebony, as well as images from an African art journal—hoping to encourage a collective project. Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, The New York Review of Books, "Romare Bearden: Assembling America," 28 Jan. 2020 According to Wong, the actor bought a bagful of items, including records and a few maternity T's, which were the last of the bunch. Marianne Garvey, CNN, "If you need some Ali Wong swag, Keanu Reeves may be able to help you," 23 Oct. 2019 The preview later shows daughter Moriah taking her first bite of cotton candy — something most kids her age would have enjoyed by the bagful several times over. Laura Hanrahan, Woman's Day, "TLC's Newest Show 'Welcome to Plathville' Follows a Family of 11 That's Tech- and Soda-Free," 21 Oct. 2019 Now, a bagful of bronze artifacts and tools found at the bottom of the river in the middle of the battlefield suggests some of these warriors traveled from hundreds of kilometers away to fight. Eva Frederick, Science | AAAS, "Top stories: Top U.S. scientist speaks out, an epic Bronze Age battle, and the risks of raw dog food," 18 Oct. 2019 Big, sweet onions, bagfuls of juicing carrots, new potatoes and all colors of cauliflower, cabbages and kohlrabi. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "How fish are helping grow basil and more at a Wasilla farm," 15 Aug. 2019 Books were being checked out by the bagful; there were lines at the circulation desk. Sue Halpern, The New York Review of Books, "In Praise of Public Libraries," 18 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of bagful

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bagful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bagful

: the amount that a bag can hold
: a large number or amount

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