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back talk

noun
1.
an impudent response; impudence.
Origin of back talk
1855-1860
1855-60
Synonyms
rudeness, insolence, impertinence, cheek, sass.

back-talk

[bak-tawk] /ˈbækˌtɔk/
verb (used with or without object)
1.
to answer back.
Origin
1855-60
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Word Origin and History for backtalk
n.

also back-talk, "impertinent retort," 1858, originally often used in literary attempts at low Irish idiom, from back (adj.) + talk (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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back talk

noun phrase

Impudent response; impertinent comment; sass (mid-1800s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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