from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The malicious denunciation or slandering of another person, especially as part of an effort to ruin the reputation of a public figure.
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- noun idiomatic a
malicious verbal assaultdesigned to damagethe reputationof a public figure
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- noun an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
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