Definition of thimbleful in English:


Line breaks: thimble|ful
Pronunciation: /ˈθɪmb(ə)lfʊl
, -f(ə)l/

noun (plural thimblefuls)

A small quantity of liquid, especially alcohol: a thimbleful of brandy
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  • There will also be plenty of Glaswegian humour, a thimbleful of alcohol or two, and not a Hooray Henry in sight.
  • Matron allowed me to come too, for a while, to watch, pirouette around and drink a thimbleful of ginger wine.
  • She says, ‘Mother had always been a binge drunker, not touching a thimbleful for weeks or months when she'd gotten her gullet full.’
bit, spot, dram, nip, drop, splash;
little, some, small amount
Scottish informal scoosh

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