brim·​ful ˈbrim-ˈfu̇l How to pronounce brimful (audio)
: full to the brim : ready to overflow

Examples of brimful in a Sentence

a book brimful of stories about people who overcome childhood adversities to achieve great things
Recent Examples on the Web It’s Chambers at her most Chambersian: touchy-feely, interior, and brimful of tea. Jason Kehe, Wired, 16 Sep. 2021 The book is brimful of nostalgic references, funny stories, and game design anecdotes, so there’s something for everyone. M. J. Lewis, Wired, 22 Jan. 2021 The Missouri is running fast and muddy, brimful with snowmelt and sediment, driftwood and old leaves. National Geographic, 16 Jan. 2020 There is another stop, Agia Sophia, only 500 metres away, which was also found to be brimful of antiquities. The Economist, 10 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brimful was circa 1530

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“Brimful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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