bag·​ful ˈbag-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce bagful (audio)
: as much or as many as a bag will hold
: 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 Customers were coming in and out with pink bagfuls of products — and enjoying the free photo booth. Adriane Quinlan, Curbed, 21 Feb. 2023 Bought from Real Madrid for £60 million in the summer transfer window, Casemiro, quite obviously, brings with him a bagful of experience playing at one of the best clubs in the world, winning major honour after major honour. Liam Canning, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 The boyish, bespectacled Mr. Cheng had brought a bagful of cutthroat corporate tricks to China’s booming online rides industry. New York Times, 27 Aug. 2021 Unlike the rest of the skeletons found at the site, the man wore a leather belt and had a bagful of coins, an ornate dagger and a sword with an iron hilt. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 May 2021 The rest is a complex filtering process that screens out impurities until they are left with a bagful of vaccines ready for the vials — and eventually, your arm. CBS News, 24 Aug. 2020 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, 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, 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, 28 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bagful was in the 14th century

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“Bagful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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