trash talk

noun
Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of trash talk

: disparaging, taunting, or boastful comments especially between opponents trying to intimidate each other

trash-talk

play \ˈtrash-ˌtȯk\ verb

trash-talker

play \-ˌtȯ-kər\ noun

Examples of trash talk in a Sentence

  1. He had to listen to a lot of trash talk from the other players.

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First Known Use of trash talk

1981

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Definition of trash talk for English Language Learners

  • : insulting comments that are made especially to an opponent in a contest, game, etc.


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