from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vicious personal verbal attack, especially one intended to destroy or damage a public figure's reputation.
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- n. a malicious verbal assault designed to damage the reputation of a public figure
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- n. an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
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