how to pronounce backbite

bækbaɪt

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meanings of backbite

verb:

  1. To make spiteful slanderous or defamatory statements about someone.
  2. To speak badly of an absent individual.
  3. To attack from behind or when out of earshot with spiteful or defamatory remarks.

noun:

  1. One who engages in backbiting; a backbiter.