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

  • n. One who makes malicious charges and otherwise attempts to discredit an opponent, as in a political campaign.

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  • n. One who casts aspersion, who insults. Especially a political candidate who makes negative statements about the opposition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)

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