pot·​ful | \ ˈpät-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce potful (audio) \

Definition of potful

1 : as much or as many as a pot will hold
2 : a large amount makes a potful of money— John Corry

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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, "Angels' Bud Norris is carving a niche as a reliever," 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, "Swirly Stained Glass Made Out of…Melted Gummy Bears?," 27 Apr. 2015

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First Known Use of potful

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Potful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potful. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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