tongue-tie

verb
\ˈtəŋ-ˌtī \
tongue-tied; tongue-tying; tongue-ties

Definition of tongue-tie 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to deprive of speech or the power of distinct articulation

tongue-tie

noun

Definition of tongue-tie (Entry 2 of 2)

: a congenital defect characterized by limited mobility of the tongue due to a short frenulum

First Known Use of tongue-tie

Verb

1555, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tongue-tie

Verb

back-formation from tongue-tied

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tongue-tie

noun

Medical Definition of tongue-tie 

: a congenital defect characterized by limited mobility of the tongue due to shortness of the frenulum : ankyloglossia

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