- vbto insult, denigrate or disparage. An Americanism, probably originating in black speech, which was imported intoBritish usage during the 1970s.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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badmouth — UK [ˈbædˌmaʊθ] / US or bad mouth UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms badmouth : present tense I/you/we/they badmouth he/she/it badmouths present participle badmouthing past tense badmouthed past participle badmouthed informal to criticize… … English dictionary
badmouth — verb speak unfavorably about She badmouths her husband everywhere • Syn: ↑malign, ↑traduce, ↑drag through the mud • Derivationally related forms: ↑traducement (for: ↑traduce) … Useful english dictionary
badmouth — criticize, say bad things about, put down Don t badmouth employers. Don t criticize your references … English idioms
badmouth — bad·mouth or bad mouth (bădʹmouth , mouth ) tr.v. Informal bad·mouthed, bad·mouth·ing, bad·mouths To criticize or disparage, often spitefully or unfairly: “those cross Atlantic aficionados who persistently idolize the British theater and bad… … Universalium
badmouth — verb /ˈbæd.maʊθ/ To criticize or malign, especially unfairly or spitefully … Wiktionary
Badmouth — speak unfavourably of; criticise with malice … Dictionary of Australian slang
badmouth — Australian Slang speak unfavourably of; criticise with malice … English dialects glossary
badmouth — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t., slang speak ill of, put down, trash, dis. See disapprobation … English dictionary for students
badmouth — v. slander, libel, speak badly of, sharply criticize … English contemporary dictionary
badmouth — [ˈbædˌmaʊθ] verb [T] informal to criticize someone or something … Dictionary for writing and speaking English