American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- 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).
- v. speak unfavorably about
- Calque from Mandinka. (Wiktionary)
“It's already been mentioned that all the other film studios and filmmakers badmouth each other for the prize anyway (surprise, surprise).”
“It also not a place for a FAKE Reverend to badmouth people and to attempt to take their rights.”
“Now, I ain't no Yankee and I didn't badmouth Texas.”
“I notice your articles take every opertunity to badmouth Bush, no political agenda there!”
“For the past ten years, Kelly has done nothing but badmouth the FBI.”
“She also worried that Sandy might one day go to the manager and badmouth her.”
“But I will not badmouth the detachable magazine option.”
“Agian, I am not trying to badmouth IMSS as a whole .... just saying that there are situations that can accure in the IMSS system, where one would be glad to have a private insurance company if it was affordable. esperanza”
“It's easy to badmouth the USA, but Mexico certainly has its own issues.”
“Some people on this forum may badmouth the US and judge it, but that's the easy way out, as far as I am concerned.”
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Someone must have had an inferiority complex.
I'm a sucker for a suffix, especially one after me own moniker
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