mother tongue

noun

Definition of mother tongue

  1. 1 :  one's native language

  2. 2 :  a language from which another language derives

Examples of mother tongue in a Sentence

  1. although the anthropologist could speak the local language fairly well, she was always glad to find someone who shared her mother tongue

14th Century

First Known Use of mother tongue

14th century


MOTHER TONGUE Defined for English Language Learners

mother tongue

noun

Definition of mother tongue for English Language Learners

  • : the language that a person learns to speak first



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