From Middle English bakbitynge, bacbiting, bacbitung, equivalent to backbite + -ing.
backbiting (countable and uncountable, plural backbitings)
- The action of slandering a person without that person's knowledge.
From Middle English bakbytynge, equivalent to backbite + -ing.
backbiting (comparative more backbiting, superlative most backbiting)
- Slanderous or speaking badly, especially of a person without that person's knowledge.
- present participle of backbite