[ loos-tuhngd ]
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  1. unrestrained or irresponsible in speech; given to gossiping.

Origin of loose-tongued

First recorded in 1640–50; loose + tongue + -ed3

Words Nearby loose-tongued

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How to use loose-tongued in a sentence

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

    Peg Woffington | Charles Reade
  • I sounded him some weeks ago, and found him too loose-tongued for our purposes.

    Parlous Times | David Dwight Wells
  • Charles was troubled when he heard the story of his loose-tongued guide.

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

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

    Francezka | Molly Elliot Seawell

British Dictionary definitions for loose-tongued


  1. careless or irresponsible in talking

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