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

Related Words for mudslinging

defamation, slander

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British Dictionary definitions for mudslinging



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