verb (used with object), back·bit, back·bit·ten or (Informal) back·bit; back·bit·ing.
verb (used without object), back·bit, back·bit·ten or (Informal) back·bit; back·bit·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM backbitebackbiter, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for backbite
We are all friends; of course we are friends, and we all backbite each other and carry scandal and intrigue.The Lady of Lynn|Walter Besant
Mrs. Portal talked scandal herself and enjoyed it, but she didn't backbite, which is the difference between good and ill nature.Poppy|Cynthia Stockley
Backbite (Sir Benjamin), nephew of Crabtree, very conceited, and very censorious.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Even as thou art scandalizing others, thine own nature is being abased, whilst those whom thou dost backbite remain the same.The Silver Lining|John Roussel
From these though descended our manners are mended,Though still we can grin and backbite!The Book of Humorous Verse|Various