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mud +‎ slinger

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mudslinger (plural mudslingers)

  1. One who casts aspersions or insults; especially a political candidate who makes negative statements about the opposition.
    • 2008, Kerwin C. Swint, Mudslingers, Union Square Press.
      Yet, even while modern mudslinging has grown more rampant [] the phenomenon is hardly new.

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