earful

noun ear·ful \ ˈir-ˌfu̇l \
Updated on: 28 Apr 2018

Definition of earful

1 : an outpouring of news or gossip
2 : an outpouring of anger, abuse, or complaint

Examples of earful in a Sentence

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

  2. He gave me an earful.

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First Known Use of earful

1864

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of earful for English Language Learners

  • : a lot of angry talk


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