a reply or answering message from a computer or other electronic device, as by means of teletypewriter or simulated voice.
of, constituting, or providing an answerback: a computer with answerback capability.
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How to use answerback in a sentence
“‘I voted that way because Mr. Boehner asked me to’ is not a good answer back home,” Mulvaney says.
It sends no answer back to me—that my human brain can understand—but it makes me feel that perhaps there is no earth at all.In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim | Frances Hodgson Burnett
But Mollie and Bab had no megaphone at their command through which to answer back—only two frightened girl voices.The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires | Laura Dent Crane
Bring me a good answer back, and before three weeks I will have purged my forest of these vagabonds that brave us to our faces.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
She flashed the answer back again, and laughed, with her cheek glowing on the pillow.The Wayfarers | Mary Stewart Cutting
She and Jack had many differences of opinion, but to-night Jack was tired and her cousin decided not to answer back.The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge | Margaret Vandercook
British Dictionary definitions for answer back
(adverb) to reply rudely to (a person, esp someone in authority) when one is expected to remain silent
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Other Idioms and Phrases with answerback
see talk back.
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