Orkney-English results

tongue noun

  1. tongue
  2. tongue-shaped mark on a sheep’s ear
  3. tongue of land
  • Tongue-noo! Be quiet!
  • Had yir tongue!
    1. Be quiet!
    2. You don’t mean it! (a reaction to a piece of unbelievable news)   ☞ “He wis aye tongue afore teeth” “He spoke without thinking”
  • stappid tae the tongue root absolutely full up
  • tongue tae the erse like a trump extremely talkative (literally having a tongue stretching down to the backside like a Jew’s harp)