An example of backbite is for a political candidate to say harmful things about the character of his opponents.
Origin of backbiteMiddle English bakbiten: see back and amp; bite
verbback·bit , back·bit·ten , back·bit·ing, back·bites
(third-person singular simple present backbites, present participle backbiting, simple past backbit, past participle backbitten)
- One who engages in backbiting; a backbiter.