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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Informal To criticize or disparage, often spitefully or unfairly: "those cross-Atlantic aficionados who persistently idolize the British theater and bad-mouth Broadway” ( Benedict Nightingale).

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  • v. To criticize or malign, especially unfairly or spitefully.

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  • v. speak unfavorably about

Etymologies

Calque from Mandinka. (Wiktionary)

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