backbite

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verb back·bite \-ˌbīt\

Definition of backbite

backbit

backbitten

backbiting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to say mean or spiteful things about (as one not present)

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to backbite a person

backbiter

noun

12th Century

First Known Use of backbite

12th century


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