Definitions

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  • n. as much as a mug will contain

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the quantity that can be held in a mug.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quantity that can be held in a mug

Etymologies

mug +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Tip: Make the sugar syrup by putting equal quantities of sugar and water in a saucepan (say half a mugful ofeach) and leaving it over a very low heat until all the grains of sugar have dissolved.

    Student cookbook: Colour-coded fruit salad

  • When it was ready, she poured a mugful, took a deep breath, and brought it out to Nick.

    Law of Attraction

  • Hush Supper Club founder Geeta serves a mugful of aromatherapy that happens to taste divine.

    Chai high

  • At home, I usually put my leaves into the infuser of the iced tea machine and when I want hot tea, I just zap a mugful.

    Making Light: Open thread 135

  • I got dressed, staggered out to the kitchen, poured myself a mugful of black coffee, and took it into the living room.

    Third Strike

  • “It is,” said J.W. He poured himself a mugful of coffee.

    Third Strike

  • “Just coffee,” Ian said, and helped himself to a mugful.

    The Summer I Dared

  • She poured a mugful from a stainless steel server.

    Blood Hollow

  • She has a big mugful, into which she mixes a packet of hot chocolate mix.

    Lance Mannion:

  • With a mugful of water at a time we rinsed from our heads and upper bodies some of the accumulated sand and dust of the six-and-a-half days of travail.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

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  • Obviously a measure of liquid quantity. But this would also make a good adjective applicable to people and animals. It could mean something like "happily dumb" or "stupid but eager to please". E.g. "Oscar nodded mugfully when his mother-in-law asked him if he liked Stravinsky."

    November 9, 2007