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[lawng-tuhngd, long-]
  1. talking too much or too openly, especially of private or confidential matters; chattering; gossipy.
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Origin of long-tongued

First recorded in 1545–55
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Historical Examples of long-tongued

  • On the lowest fork a helmet with dependent strings, showed like a bird's-nest in the light of a long-tongued flame.

    A Diversity of Creatures

    Rudyard Kipling

  • The long-limbed, long-faced, long-tongued man left the ranks and obsequiously greeted his spiritual father.

  • You long-tongued fool, what assurance have ye that the lord-warden himself does not hear every word you are saying?

  • In some of the long-tongued bees, however, this brush occurs on the underside of the body instead of on the tibia.

  • The wolverene took a firebrand and threw it at the bird, exclaiming, You will be telling on me, you long-tongued bird!