One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Extremely crowded or full to capacity.‘a bar jam-full of people’
- ‘The city's jam full of kids that flock there in the spring and fall, looking for jobs.’
- ‘I have closed off the dining room, since it's jam full of stuff I brought up from the basement, and the hall is almost full as well.’
- ‘To Jack, Chris was not "jam-full of contradictions" but unambiguously treacherous.’
- ‘Why, there were seventy-five hotels in that one spot alone, and all jam full.’
- ‘That night the house was jam full of men in no time.’
- ‘The UK is jam full of accents, mate.’
Mid 19th century: from jam.
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