backchat

noun

back·​chat ˈbak-ˌchat How to pronounce backchat (audio)
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: gossipy or bantering conversation

Examples of backchat in a Sentence

Don't give me any backchat! there'll be no backchat from you, young lady
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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 22 Apr. 2024.

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