trash-talking

or trash talk

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

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

Definition for trash-talking (2 of 2)

trash-talk

[ trash-tawk ]
/ ˈtræʃˌtɔk /

verb (used without object)

to use disparaging or boastful language.

Related forms

trash-talk·er, noun
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