back talk


noun

an impudent response; impudence.

Origin of back talk

First recorded in 1855–60

Definition for backtalk (2 of 2)

back-talk

[ bak-tawk ]
/ ˈbækˌtɔk /

verb (used with or without object)

to answer back.

Origin of back-talk

First recorded in 1855–60
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