backstabbing


back·stab·bing

noun \-ˌsta-biŋ\

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

Full Definition of BACKSTABBING

:  betrayal (as by a verbal attack against one not present) especially by a false friend
back·stab \-ˌstab\ verb
back·stab·ber \-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>

First Known Use of BACKSTABBING

1946

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