[ muhd-sling-ing ]
/ ˈmʌdˌslɪŋ ɪŋ /


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

OTHER WORDS FROM mudslinging

mud·sling·er, noun

Words nearby mudslinging Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for mud-slinging

/ (ˈmʌdˌslɪŋɪŋ) /


casting malicious slurs on an opponent, esp in politics

Derived forms of mudslinging

mudslinger, noun
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