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forked

[fawrkt, fawr-kid] /fɔrkt, ˈfɔr kɪd/
adjective
1.
having a fork or fork-like branches.
2.
zigzag, as lightning.
Idioms
3.
to speak with / have a forked tongue, to speak deceitfully; attempt to deceive.
Also, forky.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see fork, -ed3
Related forms
forkedly
[fawr-kid-lee] /ˈfɔr kɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
forkedness, noun
unforked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for to speak with forked tongue

forked

/fɔːkt; ˈfɔːkɪd/
adjective
1.
  1. having a fork or forklike parts
  2. (in combination): two-forked
2.
having sharp angles; zigzag
3.
insincere or equivocal (esp in the phrase forked tongue)
Derived Forms
forkedly (ˈfɔːkɪdlɪ) adverb
forkedness, noun
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