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.
Examples from the Web for backbiter
It was therefore agreeable to find one of the Mystery detractors actually named Backbiter.The Grotesque in Church Art|T. Tindall Wildridge
He was no backbiter; he refrained, even with me, from hostile criticism of other actors.
Every one has his opportunity, and this robs the plotter and backbiter of his venom.Socialism and Democracy in Europe|Samuel P. Orth
Nobody could call him a detractor or a backbiter or a talebearer or a liar.Bunyan Characters|Alexander Whyte
I know thee for a liar, a deceiver, a backbiter, and a spirit of insatiable malevolence.The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3)|James Hogg