[ tuhng-lash ]
/ ˈtʌŋˌlæʃ /

verb (used with or without object)

to scold severely.



Punctuation marks help make writing easy to read and understand. Some of the most important ones are the period (.), comma (,), question mark (?), and exclamation point (!). How well do you know how to use them? Find out in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
Which punctuation mark is best for this sentence? "Can I watch a movie __"

Origin of tongue-lash

First recorded in 1880–85

OTHER WORDS FROM tongue-lash

tongue-lash·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for 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 forms of tongue-lash

tongue-lashing, noun, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012