des·​sert·​spoon·​ful di-ˈzərt-ˌspün-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce dessertspoonful (audio)
: as much as a dessertspoon will hold
chiefly British : a unit of measure equal to about 2¹/₂ fluid drams

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dessertspoonful was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Dessertspoonful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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