mudslinging

[ muhd-sling-ing ]
/ ˈmʌdˌslɪŋ ɪŋ /

noun

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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mudslinging

/ (ˈmʌdˌslɪŋɪŋ) /

noun

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