Definition of “earful” - English Dictionary


“earful” in English

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uk /ˈɪə.fʊl/ us /ˈɪr.fʊl/ informal

Examples from literature

  • We were giving them an earful about it, and then they spring Lincoln on us. 
  • With that he gets back to his Reserve Army scheme and he sure does give me an earful. 

(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)