back talk

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of back talk

: 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

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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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