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tongue-lash

tongue–lash

verb \ˈtəŋ-ˌlash\

Definition of TONGUE-LASH

:  chide, scold
tongue–lash·ing noun

Origin of TONGUE-LASH

back-formation from tongue-lashing
First Known Use: 1856

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