Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Cow-tongued

Cow-Tongued [KOU-tuhngd]
- Having a tongue like a cow, smooth one way and rough the other; and hence, one who gives fair or foul language as may suit his purpose.
- Descriptor for one who speaks eloquently one moment, then swears like a sailor the next, depending on the mood or situation.

~Thomas Wright's 'Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English,' 1857

Used in a sentence:
“Our duplicitous manager is such a cow-tongued jerk; he’s polite and servile when he’s talking to corporate, then lambastes us like an apoplectic varlet afterwards.”

(Source: The Grandiloquent Word of the Day FB page)
Tags: adjective, c, english, wordsmith: med_cat

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