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earful

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noun ear·ful \ˈir-ˌfu̇l\

Simple Definition of earful

  • : a lot of angry talk

Full Definition of earful

  1. 1 :  an outpouring of news or gossip

  2. 2 :  an outpouring of anger, abuse, or complaint

Examples of earful

  1. I got an earful about what a bad job I had done.

  2. He gave me an earful.



1911

First Known Use of earful

1911

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