back answer

noun

Definition of back answer

: a disrespectful retort hero-worshiping girl, absolutely dependent and submissive, with never a back answer— Richard Mallett

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First Known Use of back answer

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for back answer

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The first known use of back answer was in 1839

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“Back answer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back%20answer. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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