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whispering campaign

noun

Simple Definition of whispering campaign

  • : an effort to spread rumors about someone in order to hurt that person's reputation

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of whispering campaign

  1. :  the systematic dissemination by word of mouth of derogatory rumors or charges especially against a candidate for public office

Examples of whispering campaign in a sentence

  1. He was the target of a whispering campaign started by his political rivals.



1920

First Known Use of whispering campaign

1920


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