smack talk


smack-talk verb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web From skepticism and smack talk, to acceptance, appreciation, and even love. Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, 11 Apr. 2023 No one is expecting much in the way of smack talk. Ben Crandell, Sun Sentinel, 31 Mar. 2023 The duo from East St. Louis, Ill., occasionally lined up opposite one another on Saturday, but Johnson found the in-game smack talk lacking. Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Oct. 2021 Super Bowl winning Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, responding to earlier smack talk from Democratic Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval, after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC championship game. Jake Zuckerman, cleveland, 31 Jan. 2023 The Nationals fans had plenty of smack talk for Bryce, including mentioning his then 4-week-old son Krew. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 10 Feb. 2023 And whenever any of these cousins gathered to play kickball — whenever the cousins gathered at all — the name-calling and smack talk flew lovingly in all directions. Reginald Dwayne Betts, New York Times, 14 Dec. 2022 See More

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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 27 May. 2023.

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