skinful

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

skin +‎ -ful

Noun[edit]

skinful (plural skinfuls or skinsful)

  1. Enough to fill a skin.
    a skinful of wine
  2. (colloquial) Enough alcoholic drink to cause inebriation.
    I wasn't thinking straight – I'd had a skinful that night.
    • 1773, Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer
      When methodist preachers come down,
      A-preaching that drinking is sinful,
      I'll wager the rascals a crown,
      They always preach best with a skinful.