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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.

Idioms for mouth

Origin of mouth

before 900; Middle English; Old English mūth; cognate with German Mund, Old Norse munnr

OTHER WORDS FROM mouth

mouth·er, nounmouth·less, adjectiveout·mouth, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for mouth off (1 of 2)

mouth off

verb (intr, adv)

British informal to give an opinion or speak emotionally, often without much care or consideration

British Dictionary definitions for mouth off (2 of 2)

mouth

noun (maʊθ) plural mouths (maʊðz)

verb (maʊð)

Derived forms of mouth

mouther (ˈmaʊðə), noun

Word Origin for mouth

Old English mūth; compare Old Norse muthr, Gothic munths, Dutch mond
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Medical definitions for mouth off

mouth
[ mouth ]

n. pl. mouths (mouðz)

The body opening through which an animal takes in food.
The oral cavity.
The opening to any cavity or canal in an organ or a bodily part.
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Idioms and Phrases with mouth off (1 of 2)

mouth off

1

Complain or express one's opinions loudly and indiscreetly, as in She was always mouthing off about the other members. [Slang; 1960s]

2

Speak impudently, talk back, as in He got in trouble by mouthing off to his teacher. [Slang; 1960s]

Idioms and Phrases with mouth off (2 of 2)

mouth

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