: having a sharp tongue : harsh or bitter in speech or language

Examples of sharp-tongued in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sharp-tongued was in 1837

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“Sharp-tongued.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sharp-tongued. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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