- an answer to a reply; response.
- Law. a defendant's answer to a plaintiff's replication.
Origin of rejoinder
1475–85; < Middle French rejoindre (noun use of infinitive); see rejoin2
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1. reply, riposte.
1. See answer.
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Examples from the Web for rejoinder
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To which, so far as I can tell, the supporters of Chavez rejoinder thusly: the poor loved him.Why Hugo Chavez Was Bad for Venezuela
March 7, 2013
"I suppose it brought out a few," was Mr. Galloway's rejoinder.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Montague was quick in his rejoinder, though he made it at a venture.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
Her rejoinder came in a low, grieved monotone: "Did you say had hoped?"The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
"It's my work," said Turkey, in a decisive tone, which left me no room for rejoinder.Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
The speech was uttered to induce a rejoinder, but she made none.Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
- a reply or response to a question or remark, esp a quick witty one; retort
- law (in pleading) the answer made by a defendant to the claimant's reply
C15: from Old French rejoindre to rejoin ²
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Word Origin and History for rejoinder
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