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back talk

or back·talk (băk′tôlk′)
n.
Insolent or impudent retorts.

back′ talk`


n.
impudence.
[1855–60]
back′-talk`, v.i., v.t.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.back talk - an impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don't give me any of your sass"
comeback, rejoinder, retort, riposte, replication, counter, return - a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
References in classic literature ?
That'll teach you that back talk don't go with me," the trader shouted, purple with rage, peering down at him over the broken railing.
Llambias batted back talk of Wonga's practices being unethical and said that the PS8million-a-year deal will help boost the club's Academy as well as their community programmes.
I am sad to say that after almost three years at Credit Union Times this will be my last Gen Y Back Talk column.
Unruh provides many tips on dealing with sibling rivalry, back talk, bad parental habits, and more.
I haven't got a strong view, but if the forecast prices are accurate, and I had to have a bet, I'd rather back Talk More at odds against than lay Apple Blossom.
He was a great kid, never gave her or his father, Will, a second's worth of trouble or back talk.
I commend BE on providing insight into mental illness with Back Talk in the April 2006 issue.
Back Talk is an example of what Saxon Bennett does best; She gives readers a fast-paced, funny novel that is delightful to read.
Back talk, as Clarence Major defines it in Juba to Jive: A Dictionary of African-American Slang (Penguin, 1994), in southern parlance, means "to rebuff, to repel" (15).
That's all really draining, along with the dirty looks and back talk.
The endeavor sounds like daring back talk, but in fact the columnist and her sources wind up serving the industry as a gratis focus group.
It's a movie that invites back talk ("So Randolph Scott was queer--he didn't write his dialogue, did he?