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    Default what do we call somebody who bad mouthes?

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    Can we just simply say 'he is a bad mouth'? I couldn't find it in a dictionary as a noun, though. I just wanted to coin a new word.

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    Default Re: what do we call somebody who bad mouthes?

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    Hi
    Can we just simply say 'he is a bad mouth'? I couldn't find it in a dictionary as a noun, though. I just wanted to coin a new word.

    Thanks a million.
    I can't think of a word specifically for someone who constantly bad-mouths people (note it's not "mouthes"). Someone like that might be nasty, miserable, bad-tempered, rude or several other things but I can't think of a suitable word. I don't think "He is a bad mouth" works. I suppose you could make it "He is a bad-mouther" but I don't think that's used.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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