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backstabbing

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noun back·stab·bing \-ˌsta-biŋ\

Simple Definition of backstabbing

  • : harmful and unfair things that are said or done to hurt the reputation of someone

Full Definition of backstabbing

  1. :  betrayal (as by a verbal attack against one not present) especially by a false friend

back·stab play \-ˌstab\ verb
back·stab·ber play \-ˌsta-bər\ noun

Examples of backstabbing

  1. She was hurt by her former friend's backstabbing.

  2. <a reality TV show that seems to have raised backstabbing to an art form>



1946

First Known Use of backstabbing

1946


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