(also trash talking)
US • informal
- Insulting or boastful speech intended to demoralize, intimidate, or humiliate someone, especially an opponent in an athletic contest: he heard more trash talk from the Giants before the game than during the game stop the trash talking and stop the violenceMore example sentences
- Despite the derision that its scripted matches, over-the-top trash talk, and outlandish characters sometimes inspire, professional wrestling is big business.
- I think it sells a lot better for TV, but I used to look at the old fighters like Joe Louis and I hardly ever heard trash talk at their press conferences.
- We're talking bluster and light-hearted trash talk as we each announce our picks.
verb[no object] (trash-talk) Back to top
- Use insulting or boastful speech intended to demoralize: their players do not swear or tussle or trash-talk (as adjective trash-talking) the worst trash-talking team they had ever encounteredMore example sentences
- Even further, stations themselves often trash-talk about the other stations in a broadcast market.
- We can trash-talk all we want in-game, but there's very little that's gained by taking that outside of the competitive arena.
- He's not going to put it in your face or trash-talk or do anything like that, because that just wouldn't be his style.
trash talker (also trash-talker)
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- I was never a big trash talker in college, but if somebody was a bit cocky, I let them know it.
- I'm really not much of a trash talker.
- He isn't popular among opponents - he's a trash talker who will do anything to gain a competitive edge - but he definitely is one of the two or three best players on the team.
More definitions of trash talkDefinition of trash talk in:
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