- Slang. to speak critically and often disloyally of; disparage: Why do you bad-mouth your family so much?
Origin of bad-mouth
Related Words for badmouthingbelittle, criticize, disparage, knock, malign, pan, rap, rip, roast, slam, slander, dis
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Viacom's billionaire owner wants to know who's badmouthing his girl-band pet project to The Daily Beast.Sumner's Witch Hunt
July 20, 2010
- (tr) slang to speak unfavourably about
"abuse someone verbally," 1941, probably ultimately from noun phrase bad mouth (1835), in Black English, "a curse, spell," translating an idiom found in African and West Indian languages. Related: Bad-mouthed; bad-mouthing.