Meaning of “handful” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈhændfʊl/

[ C ] the amount of something that you can hold in one hand

a handful of sth

B2 a small number of people or things:

Only a handful of people came to the meeting.
a handful informal

someone who is difficult to control, especially a child:

Daisy's only three and she's quite a handful.

(Definition of “handful” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)