Green’s Dictionary of Slang

full adj.

1. [mid-19C+] (later use mainly Aus., also full of it) drunk.

2. [1960s+] absolute, complete, total.

3. [1980s] drugged.

4. [1990s+] good, amazing.

In phrases

full as...

see separate entry.

full to the back teeth (adj.)

[1930s] (Aus.) very drunk.

full to the bow-tie (adj.)

[1950s] very drunk, or having drunk a large quantity.

full to the bung (adj.) (also full to the brim)

1. [early 19C+] very drunk.

2. [late 19C] (Aus.) e.g. of a vehicle, completely full.

3. [1910s] emotionally overwhelmed.

full to the gills (adj.) [gills n.1 (1)]

[1910s+] (orig. US) very drunk.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

full bottom (n.) [his ‘full-bottomed’ wig]

[mid-19C] (UK Und.) a judge.

full bucket, the (n.)

[1990s+] (Aus.) a knowledgeable person.

full buf (adv.) [buf adj.]

[1980s] (US teen) dressed up in one’s finery, ‘dressed to kill’.

full enchilada (n.)

see whole enchilada under whole... n.

full hand (n.)

see separate entry.

full house (n.) [theatrical use]

1. [mid-19C+] a very busy time.

2. penetrative sexual intercourse.

3. see full hand n. (3)

full jerry

see separate entries.

fullmouth (adj.) [image of ‘talking with one’s mouth full’]

[20C+] (W.I.) bad-mannered, unrestrained.

full quid, the (n.) (also full deener, ...pound) [quid n. (3)/SE pound; lit. the ‘whole pound’]

[1940s+] (Aus./N.Z.) sensible, intelligent, aware, trustworthy, ‘all there’; esp. in negative phr. not (quite) the full quid etc, not very intelligent, slightly eccentric, odd.

full stop (n.)

[mid-19C] in boxing, a hard blow.

In phrases

at full belt (adv.)

see under belt v.

full of...

see separate entries.

full on

see separate entries.

full two bob [lit. worth the two shillings that is charged]

[1960s+] (Aus.) worthwhile, as good as advertised.

full up (adj.)

see separate entries.