from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who slanders, calumniates, or speaks ill of the absent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who backbites; a secret calumniator or detractor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun person who says nasty things about another person behind the second person's back: that is, out of sight and hearing of the second person.

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

  • noun one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel


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