Back-talk

back talk

noun
an impudent response; impudence.

Origin:
1855–60


rudeness, insolence, impertinence, cheek, sass.
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back-talk

[bak-tawk]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
to answer back.

Origin:
1855–60

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back-talk
"impertinent retort," 1858, originally often used in literary attempts at low Irish idiom, from back (adj.) + talk.
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