Monday, January 03, 2005
Definitions for rejoinder
- An answer to a reply; or, in general, an answer or reply.
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Citations for rejoinder
I kept looking for exceptions to his pronouncements, flaws in his reasoning, my constant rejoinders to his critical remarks being "Yes, but . . ."
The comment immediately drew a sharp rejoinder from a friend.
Origin of rejoinder
Rejoinder derives from Old French rejoindre, "to answer, rejoin," from re- + joindre, "to join," from Latin iungere, "to join."