backstabber

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Etymology[edit]

back +‎ stabber

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbækˌstæbɚ/
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Noun[edit]

backstabber (plural backstabbers)

  1. A traitor or hypocrite, such as a co-worker or friend assumed trustworthy but who figuratively attacks when one's back is turned.
    Synonym: snake in the grass
    Antonym: backstabbee
    Hyponym: smiling assassin

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