pot·​ful ˈpät-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce potful (audio)
: as much or as many as a pot will hold
: a large amount
makes a potful of moneyJohn Corry

Examples of potful in a Sentence

visitors to the theme park will have a potful of fun
Recent Examples on the Web His parents flew to visit and make potfuls of soup. Pedro Moura, latimes.com, 24 July 2017 Yerba and her colleagues melted gummies by the potful, dribbling the goo into glass cases to create color gradients and splotchy patterns. Margaret Rhodes, WIRED, 27 Apr. 2015

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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 potful was in the 14th century

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“Potful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potful. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


pot·​ful ˈpät-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce potful (audio)
: the quantity held by a pot

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