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Noun
Insolence or impertinence in speech
“He knew his mother, so he knew that she might say it teasingly, but she'd actually do it if he gave her anymore backtalk.”
Noun
A response or answer that is considered curt or rude
“When he mentioned his wife, he got the same backtalk from Amanda that Kevin had gotten.”
Noun
An incidental remark, especially (law) in a court's judgment that is not essential to the disposition of the case
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Verb
To speak or reply insolently to
Backtalk again, and you will be clamped in irons and thrown in the brig until we get to the next port.”
Verb
To speak in opposition to
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Verb
Say something in response to something someone has said
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