Mother-tongue Definition

noun
One's native language.
Webster's New World
A language in its relation to another derived from it.
Webster's New World
A parent language.
American Heritage
Mother tongue is defined as the first language that a person learns and the language used in that person's home country.
An example of mother tongue is English for someone born in America.
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Synonyms:
first-languagematernal languagenative languagelocal idiomideolectdialectnative-tonguenative speech

Other Word Forms of Mother-tongue

Noun

Singular:
mother-tongue
Plural:
mother-tongues
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