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

Learn More about forked tongue


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).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the point at which something begins

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!