Definition of backbiting noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

backbiting

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈbækˌbaɪt̮ɪŋ//
 
[uncountable]
 
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unpleasant and unkind talk about someone who is not present He was tired of all the backbiting and gossip in the office.
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