Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

forked tongue

noun

Definition of forked tongue

  1. :  intent to mislead or deceive —usually used in the phrase to speak with forked tongue



1833

First Known Use of forked tongue

1833


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up forked tongue? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the lowest point

Get Word of the Day daily email!