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Noun: earful  'eer,fûl
  1. An outpouring of gossip
  2. A severe scolding
    - castigation, bawling out, chewing out, upbraiding, going-over, dressing down

Derived forms: earfuls

Type of: comment, goss [Brit, informal], gossip, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval, scuttlebutt [N. Amer, informal]