Meaning of “earful” in the English Dictionary

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"earful" in British English

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earfulnoun

uk /ˈɪə.fʊl/ us /ˈɪr.fʊl/ informal
give sb an earful

to complain angrily to someone

(Definition of “earful” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"earful" in American English

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earfulnoun [ U ]

us /ˈɪər·fʊl/

angry, complaining speech:

I’d better not be late for practice or the coach will give me an earful.

(Definition of “earful” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)