thimbleful

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noun thim·ble·ful \ˈthim-bəl-ˌfu̇l\

Definition of thimbleful

  1. 1 :  as much as a thimble will hold

  2. 2 :  a very small quantity not a thimbleful of common sense

1604

First Known Use of thimbleful

1604

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