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smear 1


: They never stoop to smear tactics


: His whole campaign was a vile smear of the other party's man • The current term is ''negative campaigning'' (1943+)


  1. To knock unconscious; kayo (1920+ Prizefighting)
  2. To defeat decisively; trounce; clobber, skunk: The Rangers got smeared 12–zip (1900+)
  3. To attack someone's reputation, esp with false or vague charges of the ad hominem sort; defame: His technique was always to smear his opponent and avoid talking about issues of substance (1847+)

[revived in the 1930s in the political context]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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