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Etymology 1[edit]

From brim +‎ -ful.


brimful (not comparable)

  1. Filled to maximum capacity.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

brim +‎ -ful


brimful (plural brimfuls)

  1. The maximum amount a container can hold.
    • 2001, P. Koslowski, The Origin and the Overcoming of Evil and Suffering in the World Religions, Springer Science & Business Media →ISBN, page 17
      If the glass is cracked, it cannot contain a brimful of water; and if and only if the water is calm enough, it can reflect the moon in the sky without distortion.
    • 2012, Thaddeus Hatter, Malice in Wonderland: What Every Law Student Should Have for the Trip, The Fine Print Press →ISBN
      As I listened to the words as they were coming out of my mouth, I realized that I sounded like Ozzy Osborne after three brimfuls of Merlot and a handful of Vicodin .
  2. (figuratively) A large amount.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:lot
    • 1997, Tjinder Singh (lyrics and music), “Brimful Of Asha”, performed by Cornershop:
      Brimful of Asha on the forty-five / Well, it's a brimful of Asha on the forty-five
    • 2002, Hayley Ann Solomon, A Scandalous Connection, Kensington Publishing Corp. →ISBN
      Such a suggestion—even a timid one in her own head—would have been met with a brimful of scorn.