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backstab

[bak-stab] /ˈbækˌstæb/
verb (used with object), backstabbed, backstabbing.
1.
to attempt to discredit (a person) by underhanded means, as innuendo, accusation, or the like.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; back2 + stab
Related forms
backstabber, noun
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n.

also back-stabber, in the figurative sens, 1839, from back (n.) + agent noun from stab (v.). The verb backstab in the figurative sense is from 1925.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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