cupful

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English copful, copfull, cupfulle, cuppefulle, equivalent to cup +‎ -ful. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Kopful (cupful), West Frisian kopfol (cupful).

Noun[edit]

cupful (plural cupfuls or cupsful)

  1. The amount necessary to fill a cup.
    Add a cupful of milk to the sauce.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      But as things were it was manageable enough, and we did not ship a cupful of water.
  2. A half pint, i.e. eight ounces

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967