skin·​ful ˈskin-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce skinful (audio)
: a large or satisfying quantity especially of liquor
: the contents of a skin bottle

Examples of skinful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the disappearance of Moriarty, last seen wobbling his way home from the Larrimah pub with a skinful of beer, has a whiff of foul play to rival any Agatha Christie whodunnit and a cast of characters whose grudges, feuds or even just passing run-ins reveal a solid handful of potential suspects. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of skinful was circa 1592

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“Skinful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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