bad-mouth

verb
\ ˈbad-ˌmau̇th How to pronounce bad-mouth (audio) , -ˌmau̇t͟h \
bad-mouthed; bad-mouthing; bad-mouths

Definition of bad-mouth

transitive verb

: to criticize severely

First Known Use of bad-mouth

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Bad-mouth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bad-mouth. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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bad-mouth

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bad-mouth

informal : to say bad things about (someone or something) : to criticize (someone or something)

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