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From Middle English sponeful, sponefull, sponful, spone-ful, equivalent to spoon +‎ -ful.


spoonful (plural spoonfuls or spoonsful)

  1. The amount that a spoon will hold, either level or heaped.
    • 1959, Georgette Heyer, chapter 1, in The Unknown Ajax:
      But Richmond [] appeared to lose himself in his own reflections. Some pickled crab, which he had not touched, had been removed with a damson pie; and his sister saw [] that he had eaten no more than a spoonful of that either.

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