the contents of or amount held by a bag:
three bagfuls of groceries.
the quantity required to fill a bag.
a considerable amount:
He has a bagful of clever ideas.
Contemporary Examples

We left the springs with a bagful of colorful rocks and one more story to tell.
Big-Sky West Texas: A Road Trip Through Hidden America Condé Nast Traveler March 17, 2014

Historical Examples

“This bagful, your lordship,” replied Peronnik, showing the cloth-bag which he had stuffed with feathers and birdlime.
Breton Legends Anonymous

He very likely carries a bagful of golf-sticks, or is pumping up his bicycle.
Back Home Eugene Wood

He said Eliphalet Congdon had taken a bagful to pass on the unwary.
Blacksheep! Blacksheep! Meredith Nicholson

Youll find a bagful of white-hearts in the locker of the boat.
Twos and Threes G. B. Stern

Antonio bought a bagful of buns and seed-cakes, which they ate as they sat in the ox-cart on the edge of the crowd.
Jose: Our Little Portuguese Cousin Edith A. (Edith Augusta) Sawyer

He took out a bagful and told me that I was to throw them to the children, and this I did with great gusto.
A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago Anne Douglas Sedgwick

You didn’t have a thing but the clothes on your back and a bagful of diamonds.
The Huddlers William Campbell Gault

Another bagful was poured into the hopper and ground out; and then Addison and I brought along the third bagful.
When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens

He returned from his first visit to New York “with an empty pocket and an empty stomach, but with a bagful of books.”
The Mentor: American Naturalists, Vol. 7, Num. 9, Serial No. 181, June 15, 1919 Ernest Ingersoll


c.1300, bagge-ful, from bag (n.) + -ful.

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