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Slang vs. Tongue

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Slangnoun

Language outside of conventional usage.

Tonguenoun

The flexible muscular organ in the mouth that is used to move food around, for tasting and that is moved into various positions to modify the flow of air from the lungs in order to produce different sounds in speech.

Slangnoun

Language that is unique to a particular profession or subject; jargon.

Tonguenoun

Any similar organ, such as the lingual ribbon, or odontophore, of a mollusk; the proboscis of a moth or butterfly; or the lingua of an insect.

Slangnoun

The specialized language of a social group, sometimes used to make what is said unintelligible to those not members of the group; cant.

Tonguenoun

(metonym) A language.

‘He was speaking in his native tongue.’; ‘The poem was written in her native tongue.’;

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Slangnoun

Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory.

Tonguenoun

The power of articulate utterance; speech generally.

Slangnoun

A fetter worn on the leg by a convict.

Tonguenoun

(obsolete) Discourse; fluency of speech or expression.

Slangnoun

A counterfeit weight or measure.

Tonguenoun

(obsolete) Honourable discourse; eulogy.

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Slangnoun

A travelling show, or one of its performances.

Tonguenoun

Glossolalia.

Slangnoun

A hawker's license.

Tonguenoun

In a shoe, the flap of material that goes between the laces and the foot, so called because it resembles a tongue in the mouth.

Slangnoun

A watchchain.

Tonguenoun

Any large or long physical protrusion on an automotive or machine part or any other part that fits into a long groove on another part.

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Slangverb

To vocally abuse, or shout at.

Tonguenoun

A projection, or slender appendage or fixture.

‘the tongue of a buckle, or of a balance’;

Slangverb

to sell especially illegal drugs

Tonguenoun

A long, narrow strip of land, projecting from the mainland into a sea or lake.

Slang

imp. of Sling. Slung.

Tonguenoun

The pole of a vehicle; especially, the pole of an ox cart, to the end of which the oxen are yoked.

Slangnoun

Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory.

Tonguenoun

The clapper of a bell.

Slangnoun

A fetter worn on the leg by a convict.

Tonguenoun

(figuratively) An individual point of flame from a fire.

Slangnoun

Low, vulgar, unauthorized language; a popular but unauthorized word, phrase, or mode of expression; also, the jargon of some particular calling or class in society; low popular cant; as, the slang of the theater, of college, of sailors, etc.

Tonguenoun

A small sole (type of fish).

Slangverb

To address with slang or ribaldry; to insult with vulgar language.

‘Every gentleman abused by a cabman or slanged by a bargee was bound there and then to take off his coat and challenge him to fisticuffs.’;

Tonguenoun

(nautical) A short piece of rope spliced into the upper part of standing backstays, etc.; also, the upper main piece of a mast composed of several pieces.

Slangnoun

informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar;

‘their speech was full of slang expressions’;

Tonguenoun

(music) A reed.

Slangnoun

a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves);

‘they don't speak our lingo’;

Tongueverb

On a wind instrument, to articulate a note by starting the air with a tap of the tongue, as though by speaking a 'd' or 't' sound (alveolar plosive).

‘Playing wind instruments involves tonguing on the reed or mouthpiece.’;

Slangverb

use slang or vulgar language

Tongueverb

(slang) To manipulate with the tongue, as in kissing or oral sex.

Slangverb

fool or hoax;

‘The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone’; ‘You can't fool me!’;

Tongueverb

To protrude in relatively long, narrow sections.

‘a soil horizon that tongues into clay’;

Slangverb

abuse with coarse language

Tongueverb

To join by means of a tongue and groove.

‘to tongue boards together’;

Slang

Slang is language (words, phrases, and usages) of an informal register. It also sometimes refers to the language generally exclusive to the members of particular in-groups prefer over the common vocabulary of a standard language in order to establish group identity, exclude outsiders, or both.

Tongueverb

To talk; to prate.

Tongueverb

To speak; to utter.

Tongueverb

To chide; to scold.

Tonguenoun

an organ situated in the floor of the mouth of most vertebrates and connected with the hyoid arch.

‘To make his English sweet upon his tongue.’;

Tonguenoun

The power of articulate utterance; speech.

‘Parrots imitating human tongue.’;

Tonguenoun

Discourse; fluency of speech or expression.

‘Much tongue and much judgment seldom go together.’;

Tonguenoun

Honorable discourse; eulogy.

‘She was born noble; let that title find her a private grave, but neither tongue nor honor.’;

Tonguenoun

A language; the whole sum of words used by a particular nation; as, the English tongue.

‘Whose tongue thou shalt not understand.’; ‘To speak all tongues.’;

Tonguenoun

Speech; words or declarations only; - opposed to thoughts or actions.

‘My little children, let us love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.’;

Tonguenoun

A people having a distinct language.

‘A will gather all nations and tongues.’;

Tonguenoun

The lingual ribbon, or odontophore, of a mollusk.

Tonguenoun

Any small sole.

Tonguenoun

That which is considered as resembing an animal's tongue, in position or form.

Tonguenoun

A projection, or slender appendage or fixture; as, the tongue of a buckle, or of a balance.

Tonguenoun

A projection on the side, as of a board, which fits into a groove.

Tonguenoun

A point, or long, narrow strip of land, projecting from the mainland into a sea or a lake.

Tonguenoun

The pole of a vehicle; especially, the pole of an ox cart, to the end of which the oxen are yoked.

Tonguenoun

The clapper of a bell.

Tonguenoun

A short piece of rope spliced into the upper part of standing backstays, etc.; also. the upper main piece of a mast composed of several pieces.

Tonguenoun

Same as Reed, n., 5.

Tongueverb

To speak; to utter.

Tongueverb

To chide; to scold.

‘How might she tongue me.’;

Tongueverb

To modulate or modify with the tongue, as notes, in playing the flute and some other wind instruments.

Tongueverb

To join means of a tongue and grove; as, to tongue boards together.

Tongueverb

To talk; to prate.

Tongueverb

To use the tongue in forming the notes, as in playing the flute and some other wind instruments.

Tonguenoun

a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity

Tonguenoun

a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language

Tonguenoun

any long thin projection that is transient;

‘tongues of flame licked at the walls’; ‘rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark’;

Tonguenoun

a manner of speaking;

‘he spoke with a thick tongue’; ‘she has a glib tongue’;

Tonguenoun

a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea

Tonguenoun

the tongue of certain animals used as meat

Tonguenoun

the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot

Tonguenoun

metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side

Tongueverb

articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments

Tongueverb

lick or explore with the tongue

Tonguenoun

the fleshy muscular organ in the mouth of a mammal, used for tasting, licking, swallowing, and (in humans) articulating speech.

Tonguenoun

the equivalent organ in other vertebrates, sometimes used (in snakes) as a scent organ or (in chameleons) for catching food.

Tonguenoun

an analogous organ in insects, formed from some of the mouthparts and used in feeding.

Tonguenoun

the tongue of an ox or lamb as food

‘a galantine of tongue’;

Tonguenoun

used in reference to a person's style or manner of speaking

‘he was a redoubtable debater with a caustic tongue’;

Tonguenoun

a particular language

‘the girls were singing in their native tongue’;

Tonguenoun

a strip of leather or fabric under the laces in a shoe, attached only at the front end.

Tonguenoun

the pin of a buckle.

Tonguenoun

the free-swinging metal piece inside a bell which is made to strike the bell to produce the sound.

Tonguenoun

a long, low promontory of land.

Tonguenoun

a projecting strip on a wooden board fitting into a groove on another.

Tonguenoun

the vibrating reed of a musical instrument or organ pipe.

Tonguenoun

a jet of flame

‘a tongue of flame flashed from the gun’;

Tongueverb

sound (a note) distinctly on a wind instrument by interrupting the air flow with the tongue

‘Eugene has worked out the correct tonguing’;

Tongueverb

lick or caress with the tongue

‘the other horse tongued every part of the colt's mane’;

Tongue

The tongue is a muscular organ in the mouth of a typical vertebrate. It manipulates food for mastication and swallowing as part of the digestive process, and is the primary organ of taste.

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