article n EDD ~ sb. Term of mild admonition; used of a member of one's
family, esp child or husband, when speaking to another person.
80-67 (Of misbehaving children:) The young articles! P 197-76 You're an article, you are!
1978 Evening Telegram 24 June, p. 14 That's why I never lets my article [i.e.
small son] come down to bingo with me. I'd be ashamed of me life if he started airin' his
knowledge. 1979 ibid 2 June, p. 20 'Oh well,' sez the woman, 'as that article is me
husband I can't run him down too much.'