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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.”
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.”
An incidental remark, especially (law) in a court's judgment that is not essential to the disposition of the case
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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.”
To speak in opposition to
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Say something in response to something someone has said
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