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backchat

[ bak-chat ]
/ ˈbækˌtʃæt /
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noun Informal.

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Origin of backchat

First recorded in 1895–1900; back2 + chat
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British Dictionary definitions for backchat

backchat
/ (ˈbækˌtʃæt) /

noun

informal the act of answering back, esp impudently
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