mudslinging

[ muhd-sling-ing ]
/ ˈmʌdˌslɪŋ ɪŋ /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. mudpuppy,
  2. mudra,
  3. mudsill,
  4. mudskipper,
  5. mudslide,
  6. mudspate,
  7. mudspringer,
  8. mudstone,
  9. mudsucker,
  10. mudéjar

Origin of mudslinging

1880–85; mud + slinging

Related formsmud·sling·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for mud-slinging

mudslinging

/ (ˈmʌdˌslɪŋɪŋ) /

noun

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

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