tongue-lashed; tongue-lashing; tongue-lashes
tongue-lashing noun

Examples of tongue-lash in a Sentence

the drill sergeant tongue-lashed the recruits with a colorful litany of foulmouthed invectives

Word History


back-formation from tongue-lashing

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tongue-lash was in 1856

Dictionary Entries Near tongue-lash

Cite this Entry

“Tongue-lash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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