backstabby

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backstab +‎ -y

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backstabby (comparative backstabbier, superlative backstabbiest)

  1. (informal) characteristic of deceit and treachery
    • 2000, Don Aucoin, "Live! From Lexington, It's Rachel Dratch", Boston Globe, 18 February 2000:
      That would seem to be a recipe for constant tension but Dratch says that backstage at SNL is not a competitive backstabby kind of atmosphere.

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