back talk


an impudent response; impudence.

Origin of back talk

First recorded in 1855–60

Definition for backtalk (2 of 2)


[ bak-tawk ]
/ ˈbækˌtɔk /

verb (used with or without object)

to answer back.

Origin of back-talk

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019