rejoinder


re·join·der

noun \ri-ˈjin-dər\

: a usually rude or angry reply to something written or said

Full Definition of REJOINDER

1
:  the defendant's answer to the plaintiff's replication
2
:  reply; specifically :  an answer to a reply

Examples of REJOINDER

  1. The article was a stinging rejoinder to her critics.
  2. <he always has a smart-aleck rejoinder to everything>

Origin of REJOINDER

Middle English rejoiner, from Anglo-French rejoinder, from rejoinder, verb
First Known Use: 15th century

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