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mother tongue

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of mother tongue

  1. the stock of words, pronunciation, and grammar used by a people as their basic means of communication <although the anthropologist could speak the local language fairly well, she was always glad to find someone who shared her mother tongue> Synonyms lingo, language, speech, tongue, vocabularyRelated Words acrolect; argot, cant, colloquial, dialect, idiolect, idiom, jargon, parlance, patois, patter, pidgin, slang, slanguage, vernacular; colloquialism, localism, provincialism, regionalism, shibboleth, vernacularism; terminology; coinage, modernism, neologism




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