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trash-talking

[ trash-taw-king ]
/ ˈtræʃˌtɔ kɪŋ /
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noun
disparaging or boastful language used especially to demoralize or intimidate opponents: trash-talking in the locker room.
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Also trash talk [trash-tawk] /ˈtræʃ ˌtɔk/ .

Origin of trash-talking

An Americanism dating back to 1985–90
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