from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To scold heartily.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
It was sweet to see the dudes being gentlemanly and not attempting to tongue-bang her while Gia was blindfolded, though -- and they say chivalry is dead!
As a novelist, she is alive to the language of the Palm Islanders, and its curious poetry both in vocabulary (an argument is a "tongue-bang") and in speech, as when one is describing what he saw in the police cells before Cameron Doomadgee's death: