trash-talk

[trash-tawk]

verb (used without object)

to use disparaging or boastful language.

Related formstrash-talk·er, noun

trash-talking

or trash talk

[trash-taw-king or trash-tawk]

noun

disparaging or boastful language used especially to demoralize or intimidate opponents: trash-talking in the locker room.

Origin of trash-talking

An Americanism dating back to 1985–90
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