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

First recorded in 1880–85; mud + sling1 + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM mudslinging

mudslinger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mudslinging

mudslinging
/ (ˈmʌdˌslɪŋɪŋ) /

noun

casting malicious slurs on an opponent, esp in politics

Derived forms of mudslinging

mudslinger, noun
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