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earful

ear·ful

earful

pronunciation:
ir fUl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (informal) a great amount of spoken information or gossip, sometimes of a startling sort.
definition 2: a scolding lecture or harangue.
I gave him an earful about his recent behavior.
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The word earful contains the following part:
-ful2 Old English noun-forming suffix that means an amount that fills
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The suffix -ful2 attaches to native English nouns denoting containers to form amount nouns.