smack talk


smack-talk verb

Examples of smack talk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Bruins offset the Trojans’ seven blocks in the first half, including one by Bronny James that led to a technical foul for following it up with smack talk, with 10 offensive rebounds. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 28 Jan. 2024 Players can spend in-game currency for a chance to get a Trash Talkers Larry Bird character card, and recruiters for the NBA’s official esports league have been known to assess a potential signee’s smack talk skills. Herb Scribner, Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2023 There's nothing like a little smack talk between intrastate AFC North rivals to liven up a July day in Ohio. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 18 July 2023 The duo from East St. Louis, Ill., occasionally lined up opposite one another Saturday, but Johnson found the in-game smack talk lacking. Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Oct. 2021 From skepticism and smack talk, to acceptance, appreciation, and even love. Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, 11 May 2023 Yes, indeed, in these days of flash over substance, where wild bat flips, 100-mph fastballs and smack talk will get you on video game covers, there is Gallen. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 10 May 2023 If there's been a football-sized hole in your heart since the Los Angeles Rams prevailed over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI, fear not — the annual NFL draft begins Thursday night, meaning smack talk for next season has officially entered the chat. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 28 Apr. 2022 No one is expecting much in the way of smack talk. Ben Crandell, Sun Sentinel, 31 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of smack talk was in 1992

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“Smack talk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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