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trash-talking

or trash talk

[trash-taw-king or trash-tawk]
noun
  1. disparaging or boastful language used especially to demoralize or intimidate opponents: trash-talking in the locker room.
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Origin of trash-talking

An Americanism dating back to 1985–90

trash-talk

[trash-tawk]
verb (used without object)
  1. to use disparaging or boastful language.
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Related formstrash-talk·er, noun
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