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backlash

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noun back·lash \ˈbak-ˌlash\

Simple Definition of backlash

  • : a strong public reaction against something

Full Definition of backlash

  1. 1 a :  a sudden violent backward movement or reaction b :  the play between adjacent movable parts (as in a series of gears); also :  the jar caused by this when the parts are put into action

  2. 2 :  a snarl in that part of a fishing line wound on the reel

  3. 3 :  a strong adverse reaction (as to a recent political or social development)

back·lash·er noun

1815

First Known Use of backlash

1815

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