verb (used with or without object)

to scold severely.

Origin of tongue-lash

First recorded in 1880–85
Related formstongue-lash·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tongue-lash

Historical Examples of tongue-lash

  • Yet bravely he strove again to give tongue-lash for tongue-lash—by reaching out one palsied hand toward his weapon.

British Dictionary definitions for tongue-lash



(tr) to reprimand severely; scold
Derived Formstongue-lashing, noun, adjective
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