meaning of backbiting

backbiting meaning in General Dictionary

Secret slander detraction

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  • Secret slander; detraction.

backbiting meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, bacbitunge, from back (adj. or n.) + biting. Related: back-bite (v.), early 14c.; back-biter (c.1200).


backbiting meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Secret slander; detraction.