One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Extremely crowded or full to capacity.‘trains were jam-packed with holidaymakers’
well supplied with, replete with, overflowing with, bursting with, brimful with, brimming with, loaded with, overloaded with, abounding in, well provided with, well stocked with, rich in, abundant in, rife withView synonyms
- ‘Always have tons of writing on the cover to make the mag look jam-packed full of exciting stuff!’
- ‘The room was jam-packed full of people, even the halls and the doorways were crammed with people just wanting to be near.’
- ‘The mass choir thrilled the jam-packed crowd with a medley of folk songs and theatrical dramatizations.’
- ‘However, the local press is jam-packed full of letters from the local public completely objecting to wheelie bins.’
- ‘It was jam-packed around midnight and still had a sizeable crowd around 2am.’
1920s: from jam.
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