back talk

noun

Definition of back talk

  1. :  impudent, insolent, or argumentative replies

Examples of back talk in a sentence

  1. Don't give me any back talk!

  2. his mother sent him to his room because of his constant back talk

1832

First Known Use of back talk

1832


BACK TALK Defined for English Language Learners

back talk

noun

Definition of back talk for English Language Learners

  • : rude speech in reply to someone who should be spoken to with respect



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