From a Mande term, perhaps Vai [Term?] or Mandinka [Term?], which entered English via Gullah [Term?].
badmouth (third-person singular simple present badmouths, present participle badmouthing, simple past and past participle badmouthed)
- (informal) To criticize or malign, especially unfairly or spitefully.
to criticize or malign, especially unfairly or spitefully
- ^ “badmouth” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
- ^ Smitherman, Geneva (1977), Talkin and Testifyin: The Language of Black America (Boston: Houghton Mifflin)
- ^ The Atlantic World, 1450-2000 (2008, ↑ISBN, page 58