backstab

[bak-stab]
See more synonyms for backstab on Thesaurus.com
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for backstab

backbite, betray, double-cross, slander, smear

Examples from the Web for backstab

Contemporary Examples of backstab