ear’ole

Definitions

Slang

  • noun a dull, gormless or exasperating person. A word used typically by working-class schoolchildren in the 1970s to refer to tedious fellow pupils or adults.
  • verb to ‘buttonhole’ (someone); in other words, to detain (someone) in conversation
  • verb to scrounge; from on the earhole/ear’ole, which earlier in the 20th century meant to try to swindle
  • verb to nag, shout at, talk incessantly
  • verb to listen to, eavesdrop
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