trash-talking

or trash talk

[ trash-taw-king or trash-tawk ]
/ ˈtræʃˌtɔ kɪŋ or ˈtræʃˌtɔk /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. trash farming,
  2. trash fish,
  3. trash rack,
  4. trash talk,
  5. trash-talk,
  6. trashed,
  7. trasher,
  8. trashman,
  9. trashy,
  10. trasimene

Origin of trash-talking

An Americanism dating back to 1985–90

trash-talk

[ trash-tawk ]
/ ˈtræʃˌtɔk /

verb (used without object)

to use disparaging or boastful language.
Related formstrash-talk·er, noun

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