noun (plural mouthfuls)
- 1A quantity of food or drink that fills or can be put into the mouth: he took a mouthful of beer savor the flavor of each mouthfulMore example sentences
- It's not going to be funny when someone who can't have nut products gets a mouthful of the wrong food and goes into shock.
- Then he took a mouthful of his drink and then put the glass in my face.
- He put the groceries away, drank a mouthful of whiskey, and fell into a dead sleep that would last nearly fifteen hours.
- 2A long or complicated word or phrase that is difficult to say: “Galinsoga” was too much of a mouthful for most nonbotanistsMore example sentences
- St Nicholas Fields Conservation Group is a bit of a mouthful, and becomes the Friends of St Nicholas Fields.
- It's a nice, short word Tory, unlike Conservative, which is a bit of a mouthful.
- Her name is a bit of a mouthful too, so everyone calls her Jen, and she's thirteen.
give someone a mouthful
- • informal Talk to or shout at someone in an angry, abusive, or severely critical way.More example sentences
- She said: ‘Some of them apologise and move on, but others just give you a mouthful.’
- The driver then proceeded to give me a mouthful about how cyclists should be more careful.
- Your average traffic cop must pull over hundreds of motorists a month, many of whom are going to give him a mouthful.
say a mouthful
- North American • informal Say something noteworthy.More example sentences
- When Rahouf sat, he made a choice of conscience that directly impacted no one but sure said a mouthful.
- ‘That's saying a mouthful,’ I muttered, glaring at Kyle.
- He's a boy, firstly, and that's saying a mouthful.