backchat

noun
back·​chat | \ ˈbak-ˌchat How to pronounce backchat (audio) \

Definition of backchat

2 : gossipy or bantering conversation

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Examples of backchat in a Sentence

Don't give me any backchat! there'll be no backchat from you, young lady
Recent Examples on the Web Not that the guys are alive with glittering backchat; McBride’s most faithful interlocutor is the nameless voice that talks him through his psychological evaluations. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "“Ad Astra” Will Leave You Awed, Confused, and Sad," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of backchat

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of backchat was in 1894

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“Backchat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backchat. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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