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

Origin of mudslinging

1880–85; mud + slinging
Related formsmud·sling·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mud-slinging

Contemporary Examples of mud-slinging

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



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