noun, plural mouths [mouthz] /maʊðz/.
- the opening through which an animal or human takes in food.
- the cavity containing the structures used in mastication.
- the structures enclosing or being within this cavity, considered as a whole.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to talk back; sass: He mouthed off to his mother.
- to express one's opinions, objections, or the like in a forceful or uninhibited manner, especially in public.
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Idioms for mouth
Origin of mouth
OTHER WORDS FROM mouthmouth·er, nounmouth·less, adjectiveout·mouth, verb (used with object)
Words nearby mouth
British Dictionary definitions for mouth off (1 of 2)
verb (intr, adv)
British Dictionary definitions for mouth off (2 of 2)
noun (maʊθ) plural mouths (maʊðz)
- to represent, often inaccurately, what someone has said
- to tell someone what to say
Derived forms of mouthmouther (ˈmaʊðə), noun
Word Origin for mouth
Medical definitions for mouth off
n. pl. mouths (mouðz)
Idioms and Phrases with mouth off (1 of 2)
Complain or express one's opinions loudly and indiscreetly, as in She was always mouthing off about the other members. [Slang; 1960s]
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)
In addition to the idiom beginning with mouth
- mouth off
- bad mouth
- big mouth
- butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth
- down in the dumps (mouth)
- foam at the mouth
- foot in one's mouth
- from the horse's mouth
- hand to mouth
- have one's heart in one's mouth
- keep one's mouth shut
- laugh out of the other side of one's mouth
- leave a bad taste in one's mouth
- look a gift horse in the mouth
- make one's mouth water
- melt in one's mouth
- not open one's mouth
- out of the mouths of babes
- put one's money where one's mouth is
- put words in someone's mouth
- run off at the mouth
- shoot off one's mouth
- take the bit in one's mouth
- take the bread out of someone's mouth
- take the words out of someone's mouth
- word of mouth