backstabbing

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noun back·stab·bing \-ˌsta-biŋ\

Definition of backstabbing

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

backstab

play \-ˌstab\ verb

backstabber

play \-ˌsta-bər\ noun

Examples of backstabbing in a sentence

  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


BACKSTABBING Defined for English Language Learners

backstabbing

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noun back·stab·bing \-ˌsta-biŋ\

Definition of backstabbing for English Language Learners

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


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