tongues (are) wagging

Definition of tongues (are) wagging

used to say that people are talking a lot about something
  • Tongues were wagging over their engagement.

Word by Word Definitions

tongue play tongues
  1. : a fleshy movable muscular process of the floor of the mouths of most vertebrates that bears sensory end organs and small glands and functions especially in taking and swallowing food and in humans as a speech organ

  2. : a part of various invertebrate animals that is analogous to the tongue

  3. : the flesh of a tongue (as of the ox or sheep) used as food

  1. : to articulate (notes) by tonguing

  2. : to touch or lick with or as if with the tongue

  3. : to cut a tongue on

wag play wagging
  1. : to be in motion : stir

  2. : to move to and fro or up and down especially with quick jerky motions

  3. : to move in chatter or gossip

  1. : an act of wagging : shake

  1. : wit, joker

  2. : a young man : chap


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