Definition of Chuck-full
1. Adjective. Packed full to capacity. "Chowder chockablock with pieces of fish"
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Literary usage of Chuck-full
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1. Fifty Years Among Authors, Books and Publishers by James Cephas Derby (1884)
"A Young Irish Poet appears—Chuck full of Wit and Humor—Lyrics by the Letter"}!"—"Haul down the Starry Flag "—Sambo's right to be kilt—Private Miles O'Reilly ..."
2. Dictionary of Americanisms. by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"chuck-full. Entirely full. Common in familiar language, ... I Ml throw that in, to make chuck-full the " measure of the country's glory. ..."
3. Glossary of Supposed Americanisms by Alfred Langdon Elwyn (1859)
"Chuck full is in Essex, also. CHUMP* a small block of wood. This is probably the same word that we call chunk in New England. ..."
4. The Dialect of Leeds and Its Neighbourhood: Illustrated by Conversations and by C. Clough Robinson (1862)
"... as the number of the one is, so, it is supposed, will be the number of the other. chuck-full. Quite full, top full. " Wheeling a borrow or chuck-full o' ..."