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[loos-tuhngd] /ˈlusˈtʌŋd/
unrestrained or irresponsible in speech; given to gossiping.
Origin of loose-tongued
First recorded in 1640-50; loose + tongue + -ed3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for loose-tongued
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  • I sounded him some weeks ago, and found him too loose-tongued for our purposes.

    Parlous Times David Dwight Wells
  • To him her face was its confutation, and he knew how loose-tongued is calumny; but still—!

    Peg Woffington Charles Reade
  • He was not one of the loose-tongued sort, who tell all to everybody.

    Francezka Molly Elliot Seawell
  • All good and loyal men, as loose-tongued as Memnon and as fickle as the North Star.

    Rolling Stones

    O. Henry
  • A cigarette-smoking, loose-tongued, kind-to-everybody creature of the stage!

    The Eldest Son Archibald Marshall
  • Charles was troubled when he heard the story of his loose-tongued guide.

  • Now she turned her accusing glance on the loose-tongued girl.

British Dictionary definitions for loose-tongued


careless or irresponsible in talking
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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