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verb (used with object), back·stabbed, back·stab·bing.
  1. to attempt to discredit (a person) by underhanded means, as innuendo, accusation, or the like.

Origin of backstab

First recorded in 1920–25; back2 + stab
Related formsback·stab·ber, noun
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  • The result was a sense of betrayal and backstabbing exploited by the corporal-Fuhrer Hitler.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin