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backtalk (n.)

also back-talk, "impertinent retort," 1833; see back (adv.) + talk (n.). Originally often used in literary attempts at Irish or Scottish idiom. To talk back "answer impudently or rudely" is from 1849.

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Definitions of backtalk

backtalk (n.)
an impudent or insolent rejoinder;
Synonyms: sass / sassing / back talk / lip / mouth
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