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trash talk

noun

Simple Definition of trash talk

  • : insulting comments that are made especially to an opponent in a contest, game, etc.

Full Definition of trash talk

  1. :  disparaging, taunting, or boastful comments especially between opponents trying to intimidate each other

trash–talk play \ˈtrash-ˌtȯk\ verb
trash–talk·er play \-ˌtȯ-kər\ noun

Examples of trash talk

  1. He had to listen to a lot of trash talk from the other players.



1981

First Known Use of trash talk

1981


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