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back +‎ talk

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backtalk (uncountable)

  1. (US) Verbal impudence or argumentative discourse, given in response.
    Don't give me any backtalk; just go clean your room.

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backtalk (third-person singular simple present backtalks, present participle backtalking, simple past and past participle backtalked)

  1. (transitive) To respond to in an aggressively disputatious, often sarcastic or insolent manner.
    Peter was sent to detention for backtalking the teacher.

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