A false tale or report maliciously uttered, tending to injure the reputation of another; the malicious utterance of defamatory reports; the dissemination of malicious tales or suggestions to the injury of another.
- Law Oral communication of false statements injurious to a person's reputation.
- A false and malicious statement or report about someone.
- To utter a slander about. See Synonyms at malign.
- To utter or spread slander.