Meaning of “backbiting” in the English Dictionary

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"backbiting" in British English

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backbitingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbækˌbaɪ.tɪŋ/ us /ˈbækˌbaɪ.t̬ɪŋ/

(Definition of “backbiting” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"backbiting" in American English

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backbitingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈbækˌbɑɪ·t̬ɪŋ/

unpleasant or unkind remarks made about a person who is not present:

There’s a lot of backbiting and disarray among key officials.

(Definition of “backbiting” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)