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  • n. An extensive rebuke or telling-off; a long criticism or admonitory lecture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A scolding; a hand, tedious reproof.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A scolding; a long tedious reproof.

Etymologies

From jobe. (Wiktionary)

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  • Kind of like probation (Amer.) A long, tedious criticism after (or in lieu of) time served.

    May 12, 2008

  • (after the biblical Job - Brit.) A long, tedious criticism: scolding, lecture.

    May 12, 2008