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  1. an attempt to discredit one's competitor, opponent, etc., by malicious or scandalous attacks.
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Origin of mudslinging

1880–85; mud + slinging
Related formsmud·sling·er, noun
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Related Words for mud-slinging

defamation, smear, misrepresentation, disparagement, libel, obloquy, lie, hit, aspersion, dirt, detraction, slime, tale, mud, slam, backbiting, rap, depreciation, scandal, calumny

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Historical Examples of mud-slinging

  • Then they dragged themselves up on the bank and started what looked like a cartoon of a mud-slinging campaign.

    Sube Cane

    Edward Bellamy Partridge

British Dictionary definitions for mud-slinging


  1. casting malicious slurs on an opponent, esp in politics
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Derived Formsmudslinger, noun
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