[ bak-stab ]
/ ˈbækˌstæb /
verb (used with object), back·stabbed, back·stab·bing.
to attempt to discredit (a person) by underhanded means, as innuendo, accusation, or the like.
spy, hypocrite, renegade, deserter, conspirator, impostor, turncoat, informer, defector, collaborator, traitor, accomplice, plotter, deceiver, betrayer, rat, weasel, two-timer, sympathizer, double-crosser
Origin of backstab
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