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  • to make spiteful slanderous or defamatory statements (about someone)
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



BACKBITE, v.t. To speak of a man as you find him when he can't find
you.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue



Back"bite`, v. t. [2d back, n. + bite.] To wound by clandestine detraction; to censure meanly or spitefully (an absent person); to slander or speak evil of (one absent). Spenser.

Back"bite`, v. i. To censure or revile the absent.

They are arrant knaves, and will backbite.
Shak.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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