Definition of back talk in English:

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back talk

Pronunciation:
(also backtalk)

noun

North American informal
Rude or impertinent remarks made in reply to someone in authority: no back talk, I’m warning you
More example sentences
  • He was a bit shocked by my slight back talk.
  • When he mentioned his wife, he got the same back talk from Amanda that Kevin had gotten.
  • Oh that's the reason for the cursing and the foul back talk, not like he never does it when Jessica's not around.

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Syllabification: back talk

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