Simple Definition of rejoinder
: 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
The article was a stinging rejoinder to her critics.
<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
Synonym Discussion of rejoinder
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