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clapback

[ klap-bak ]
/ ˈklæpˌbæk /
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noun

a sharp response to criticism or an insult; a quick comeback: She had the perfect clapback to the crude comment about her looks.

verb phrase clap back [klap bak] /ˌklæp ˈbæk/ .

to respond sharply to criticism or an insult: He’s faced a lot of negative comments online, and in some cases he’s clapped back at the trolls.

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Origin of clapback

First recorded in 2000–05; clap1 + back2
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