- to attempt to discredit (a person) by underhanded means, as innuendo, accusation, or the like.
Origin of backstab
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Related Words for backstabberspy, hypocrite, renegade, deserter, conspirator, impostor, turncoat, informer, defector, collaborator, traitor, accomplice, plotter, deceiver, betrayer, rat, weasel, two-timer, sympathizer, double-crosser
Word Origin and History for backstabber
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