chock-full

adjective

ˈchək-ˈfu̇l How to pronounce chock-full (audio)
ˈchäk-,
-ˌfu̇l
variants or chockful
: full to the limit
hotels chock-full of tourists

Examples of chock-full in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the 2024 Grammy Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 4) were chock-full of surprises, perhaps none was bigger than the appearance of pop icon Celine Dion. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 5 Feb. 2024 Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and Amazon’s holiday shop is chock-full of great gift ideas. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 3 Feb. 2024 Not only is their support team available 24/7 via live chat and email, but there is an excellent on-site support forum already chock-full of great information. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 1 Feb. 2024 With 268,000 square miles to explore, the Lone Star State has both charming small towns and bustling big cities, all chock-full of lakes, rivers, trails, and green spaces. Amanda Ogle, Travel + Leisure, 25 Jan. 2024 Though their schedule was chock-full of fun things to do, Gaines tells PEOPLE his favorite part of the trip was getting to know his daughter better. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 24 Jan. 2024 This book by psychotherapist Philippa Perry is chock-full of advice on how to navigate relationships with family, love interests, friends, and acquaintances. Renee Cherry, Glamour, 17 Jan. 2024 The waters are chock-full of hydrogen, the fuel needed to power abiotic reactions. Quanta Magazine, 4 Jan. 2024 Emoji, the cutesy digital characters that have become their own mode of communication in text messages and online, are chock-full of representations of the natural world. Lauren Leffer, Scientific American, 2 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English chokkefull, probably from choken to choke + full

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chock-full was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Chock-full.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chock-full. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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chock-full

adjective
variants or chockful
ˈchək-ˈfu̇l,
ˈchäk-
: full to the limit
hotels chock-full of tourists

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