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smack talk Syllabification: smack talk
(also smack talking)

Definition of smack talk in English:


Insulting speech, especially when intended to irritate or annoy someone: a game like this promotes smack talk
More example sentences
  • Another reason today's genteel banter is a far cry from the smack-talking of boxing's former glory days is that many fighters take their behavioral cues from the top dogs of the moment.
  • Today, the pre-show hype, the smack-talking, and the arguments over the results are just as entertaining as bodybuilding shows themselves.
  • So look forward to more controversy, more smack-talking, and even more King, from both a physical and media standpoint, as he looks to come in bigger and better than ever.


[no object] (smack-talk) Back to top  
Use insulting speech, especially to irritate or annoy someone: I’m here to smack-talk with two old college pals (as adjective smack-talking) just another story on smack-talking celebs
More example sentences
  • The 21-year-old British sensation is neither flashy nor larger-than-life, forgoing glamour for a refreshingly unrefined persona as a smack-talking rabble-rouser.
  • I’m not one to smack talk, but I did post a couple of mentions on Facebook about how cold Chicago was going to be, and said “Welcome to Chicago, Patriots” on my Twitter and Facebook.
  • The ability to smack talk is a critical skill to being a successful fantasy sports coach.


smack talker

(also smack-talker) noun
Example sentences
  • Dillon and Central fans have some of the best smack talkers on here.
  • "It's like this," King responds when I ask how his rep as a smack-talker came about.

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