Meaning of “bad-mouth” in the English Dictionary

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"bad-mouth" in British English

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bad-mouthverb [ T ]

uk /ˈbæd.maʊθ/ us /ˈbæd.maʊθ/ informal

to criticize someone or something in a very unpleasant manner:

Stop bad-mouthing him all the time.

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

"bad-mouth" in American English

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bad-mouthverb [ T ]

us /ˈbæd·mɑʊθ, -mɑʊð/ esp. disapproving

to make criticisms about someone or something:

Why are you always bad-mouthing the medical profession?

(Definition of “bad-mouth” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)