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Slang

earful

This page is about the slang term earful

Meaning

a verbal reprimand or verbal criticism, a long talk

For example

  • Mandy got an earful from her father when she got home late.

  • Boy, did I get an earful from my wife when I forgot our anniversary! She went on and on about how I didn't love her anymore and how selfish I am. I thought she'd never quit!

Quick Quiz

Ollie got an earful from his girlfriend when he

a. bought her some flowers

b. gave her an iron for her birthday

c. took her to a movie

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Contributor: Matt Errey