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Definition of "headful" [headful]

  • Informal A relatively great amount of knowledge: a headful of baseball trivia; a headful of good stories. (noun)
  • Informal An amount that covers the surface of the head, usually except for the face: a headful of auburn curls; a headful of shampoo. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "headful" in a sentence
  • "Pattz showed up on the red carpet at the BAFTA Awards in London over the weekend sporting a headful of limp noodles!"
  • "Alan was blessed with a headful of sandy, wavy hair, big blue eyes, and sooty lashes most women would kill for."
  • "He was still blessed with a headful of iron-gray hair and the blue-green eyes Cooper had inherited."