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tight-mouthed

[tahyt-mouth d, -moutht] /ˈtaɪtˈmaʊðd, -ˈmaʊθt/
adjective
Origin of tight-mouthed
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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  • Theyre both as tight-mouthed as clams, pursued Mrs. Gormley.

    Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott
  • Her maid, a tight-mouthed, unlovely creature, moved sedately to her side.

    The Bandbox Louis Joseph Vance
  • tight-mouthed, I gestured to the others to spread out slightly below—not that anything would help her if she fell.

    The Planet Savers Marion Zimmer Bradley

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