Definition of backbiter in English:



  • See backbiting

    • ‘If he abandons falling into traps set by backbiters and continues to focus on the interesting elements he's added to his productions this time around, there's no holding him back.’
    • ‘He proved himself a poltroon, a backbiter, and a hypocrite.’
    • ‘In every sermon he would rail against backbiters, slanderers, hypocrites, perverts, etc.’
    • ‘She went on to accuse ‘that little band of backbiters that surrounds him’ of undermining the party, her party.’
    • ‘The winners just kept flowing, but growing fame also brought him his share of jealous backbiters, and he acquired the nickname ‘The Tinman’ because of a Piggott-like love of money.’