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back talk

noun

Simple Definition of back talk

  • : rude speech in reply to someone who should be spoken to with respect

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of back talk

  1. :  impudent, insolent, or argumentative replies

Examples of back talk in a sentence

  1. Don't give me any back talk!

  2. <his mother sent him to his room because of his constant back talk>



1858

First Known Use of back talk

1858


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