Definition of Skinful

1. Noun. A quantity of alcoholic drink sufficient to make you drunk. "Someone had to drive me home last night because I had a skinful"

Language type: Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity



Definition of Skinful

1. n. As much as a skin can hold.

Definition of Skinful

1. Noun. (colloquial) Enough alcoholic drink to cause inebriation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skinful

1. as much as a skin container can hold [n -S]

Medical Definition of Skinful

1. As much as a skin can hold. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skinful

skincare
skincares
skinch
skinched
skinches
skinching
skinflicks
skinflint
skinflints
skinfold
skinfold thickness
skinfolds
skinfood
skinfoods
skinful (current term)
skinfuls
skinhead
skinheadism
skinheads
skink
skinked
skinker
skinkers
skinking
skinks
skinless
skinlessness
skinlike

Literary usage of Skinful

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Poetical Works of Robert Southey by Robert Southey (1845)
"So he gave him a roasted capon flrst, And a skinful of wine to quench his thirst ; And he call'd for his sons and daughter« all, And assembled the people ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1848)
"This isa horrible picture,— " a sack or skinful of bones," while the salmon, we presume, still exists in its ribbed transparency. The dreams of eels, ..."

3. Sir Tristrem by Thomas, George Powell McNeill (1886)
"Then the huntsmen answered : ' By my troth, no one has ever heard in this country of skinful or Staff-Offering, and as you are the first huntsman who has ..."

4. A Narrative of the Boer War: Its Causes and Results by Thomas Fortescue Carter (1896)
"... about the 'skinful' they would enjoy when once they got to'the river; ... man had a ' skinful' and more. The wet grass, which every one in turn chewed, ..."

5. A Narrative of the Boer War: Its Causes and Results by Thomas Fortescue Carter (1900)
"... about the ' skinful' they would enjoy when once they got to the river; poor fellows ! many a man had a ' skinful' and more. The wet grass, which every ..."

6. Lucknow & Oude in the Mutiny: A Narrative and a Study by McLeod Innes (1895)
"... and then presently skinful after skinful of water was poured down the shaft. They thought we had been loading a charge of powder to blow them up ! ..."

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