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.

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Go heavy on the garnishes: Slice a bagful of lemons into wheels and wedges and grab a few bunches of fresh herbs. Marian Bull, GQ, "—Peter Meehan, Author Of An Upcoming Barbecue Book And Former Editor Of," 27 June 2018 In short, crisply readable chapters, Greenblatt limns a bagful of Shakespeare’s tyrants. Alex Beam,, "Stephen Greenblatt’s ‘Tyrant’ joins this year’s crop of hate reads," 2 May 2018 The evidence discovered along the way was presented, one plastic bagful at a time, before jurors in Federal District Court in Manhattan on Wednesday, Day 3 in the trial of the man accused of setting off the bomb on Sept. 17, 2016, Ahmad Khan Rahimi. Michael Wilson, New York Times, "Agents Recall Meticulous Sweep for Scraps After Chelsea Bombing," 4 Oct. 2017 Several farms sold freshly picked peaches by the bagful. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Farmers Market Hosts Peach Festival," 23 Aug. 2017 Because of this, savvy Southerners freeze bagfuls or preserve the fruit whole or as jam. Jill Warren Lucas, charlotteobserver, "Southern Living deemed her cake cookbook ‘essential.’ How about her fruit cookbook?," 8 Aug. 2017 If pills cost 50 cents in Congo but $5,000 in New York City, there's a very strong incentive to jump on a plane in Congo with a bagful and resell them in New York. Lawrence Lessig, WIRED, "Stop Making Pills Political Prisoners," 1 Feb. 2004 Taralli (breadsticks) were stored by the gallon bagful in her oversized GE freezer in her house or in the annex freezer, a 60 year-old monster that's probably still chugging away in the back pantry, too heavy to bother moving. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "My Love For the Freezer Knows No Bounds," 26 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of bagful

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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