1. defamation; calumny.
2. a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report.
3. Law . defamation by oral utterance rather than by writing, pictures, etc.
–verb (used with object)
4. to utter slander against; defame.
–verb (used without object)
5. to utter or circulate slander.
Evidence of murder on the boards...
“Slander!” she cries, outraged
But she still burps a fistful of down.