Definitions for backbiter

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

back•biteˈbækˌbaɪt(v.)-bit, -bit•ten; -bit; -bit•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to attack the character or reputation of (a person not present).

  2. (v.i.)to slander an absent person.

Origin of backbite:

1125–75

back′bit`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defamer, maligner, slanderer, vilifier, libeler, backbiter, traducer(noun)

    one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel

Wiktionary

  1. backbiter(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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backbiter(noun)

    one who backbites; a secret calumniator or detractor

Freebase

  1. Backbiter

    Backbiter is a protopunk band from Los Angeles, California that has received national recognition. They played their first show October 23, 1991, at the Shamrock Bar in Hollywood, CA on a bill with Dicktit, the Jack Brewer Band and The Drills. Singer/guitarist Jonathan Hall had been playing in Texorcist and the Angry Samoans with and bassist Heath Seifert. They jammed with drummer Bob Lee and the power trio came together, playing local clubs such as the notable post-punk hangout, Raji's. The band released their first CD, Get Together in 1994. A second effort in 2001, a split-CD with Swedish band Elope on Man’s Ruin Records featured Muendel on Hammond B3 organ. Hall doesn’t sing about warlocks and unicorns, nor does the group sludge it up in an overtly Black Sabbath fashion, but the association with Man’s Ruin has associated them with the Stoner rock movement. That release is arguably their heaviest. The band released a third album in 2006, once again as power trio sans the organ. The band continues to play live shows throughout California. They received LA Weekly's Heavy Metal Band of the Year award, which was presented to them by musician Ronnie James Dio.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BACKBITER

    A mosquito.

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