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mudslinging

[muhd-sling-ing] /ˈmʌdˌslɪŋ ɪŋ/
noun
1.
an attempt to discredit one's competitor, opponent, etc., by malicious or scandalous attacks.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; mud + slinging
Related forms
mudslinger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mud slinging

mudslinging

/ˈmʌdˌslɪŋɪŋ/
noun
1.
casting malicious slurs on an opponent, esp in politics
Derived Forms
mudslinger, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for mud slinging

mudslinging

noun

The use of defamation, insinuation, etc, esp in politics; smear (1884+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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