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Noun: handful  'hand,fûl
  1. A small number or amount
    "only a handful of responses were received";
    - smattering, smatter
  2. The quantity that can be held in the hand
    "he flashed a handful of bills of large denominations";
    - fistful
  3. One or more people or children that are hard to manage

Derived forms: handfuls

Type of: containerful, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

Encyclopedia: Handful