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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Used in the expression “to the hilt”: to the maximum extent; fully.
2. A handle, especially of a sword or dagger.
From Old English hilt/hilte. Earliest documented use: around 1000.
“The affable DJ spun some eclectic mixes which ensured the joint was packed to the hilt.”
Music Keeps the Party Going; The Times of India (New Delhi); Mar 13, 2012.
See more usage examples of hilt in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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