whispering campaign

noun

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


WHISPERING CAMPAIGN Defined for English Language Learners

whispering campaign

noun

Definition of whispering campaign for English Language Learners

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


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