Origin of bad-mouth
OTHER WORDS FROM bad-mouthbad-mouther, noun
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How to use bad-mouth in a sentence
We need to recover and grow the idea that the proper answer to bad speech is more and better speech.
I gotta say—I think this past year was pretty bad for music.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Ass-kicking, bad guy-killing Carter is just a future spinster.
They all immediately dashed out to their car to catch the bad guys.
Terrorism is bad news anywhere, but especially rough on Odessa, where the city motto seems to be “make love, not war.”
Aristide washed and powdered Jean himself, the landlord lounging by, pipe in mouth, administering suggestions.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Sol got up, slowly; took a backward step into the yard; filled his lungs, opened his mouth, made his eyes round.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
But such a thing had, nevertheless, come quite glibly out of her mouth, and she knew not why.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Miss Smith immediately rises from the table, puts up her dear little mouth to her papa to be kissed.Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
The "bad form" of telling a lie to the head-master is a later illustration of the same thing.Children's Ways|James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for bad-mouth
Other Idioms and Phrases with bad-mouth
Disparage or criticize unduly, malign, as in Why do you constantly bad mouth your colleagues? This term is believed to be of African origin, where the phrase bad mouth signifies a curse or evil spell. [1930s]