chock-full [chok-foo l, chuhk-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- full to the limit; crammed.
Also chock-ful, chuck-full, choke-full. Origin of chock-full 1350–1400; Middle English chokke-fulle, equivalent to chokke (fulle full1 Examples from the Web for chockful Historical Examples of chockful
She knows she’s as quick as chain lightning, and she’s chockful of confidence.
He had brought off one bargain with a smartness that his father vaguely resented, and Davey was chockful of boyish pride over.
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At the far end of the market is the river Thames; and on the river Thames there is a ship or two chockful of fish.
Roger, did you ever see a town so chockful of people that you have to laugh over one minute and cry over the next?
British Dictionary definitions for chockful chock-full choke-full or chuck-full adjective
- (postpositive) completely full
Word Origin for chock-full C17 choke-full; see choke, full Word Origin and History for chockful chock-full adj.
c.1400, chokkeful “crammed full,” possibly from choke “cheek” (see cheek (n.)). Or it may be from Old French choquier “collide, crash, hit” (13c., Modern French choquer), which is probably from Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch schokken; see shock (n.1)).