Definition of backbite in English:

backbite

verb

  • See backbiting

    • ‘But their friendship did not last long as both were backbiting each other on numerous issues.’
    • ‘Instead of attending to their work, your workmen waste their time in gossip and backbiting about you.’
    • ‘At this some male chauvinist of the village started feeling worried about her knowledge and activities and started backbiting and accusing her of being a member of a banned outfit.’
    • ‘Everyone seems to be plotting and backbiting against everyone else in the local Labour party, which makes identifying the source of the whispering campaign extremely difficult.’
    • ‘Each one knows what the other one thinks, and each one knows who is backbiting about whom, but an unknown thread still ties this group together.’

Pronunciation

backbite

/ˈbakbʌɪt/