Definition of bad-mouth in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbadˌmouTH/


[with object] informal
Criticize (someone or something); speak disloyally of: no one wants to hire an individual who bad-mouths a prior employer
More example sentences
  • As if I had enough to fill my plate, now I have to worry about my ex-best friend bad-mouthing me behind my back.
  • We don't have to be character assassins, we don't have to issue screeds, we don't have to be bad-mouthing other people, but we do have to use logic and reason and persuasion and show why our positions really make more sense for America.
  • We were willing to let it go, but they are bad-mouthing him.

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Syllabification: bad-mouth

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