Meaning of backbite

back•bite

Pronunciation: (bak'bīt"), [key]
— v., -bit, -bit•ten -bit -bit&syling.
—v.t.
  1. to attack the character or reputation of (a person who is not present).
—v.i.
  1. to speak unfavorably or slanderously of a person who is not present.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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