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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.
When he spoke, he was struck for giving back talk. When he was grave, Bunster accused him of plotting and gave him a thrashing in advance; and when he strove to be cheerful and to smile, he was charged with sneering at his lord and master and given a taste of stick.
'I would like to respectfully ask him to go to China and start the back talk,' he said.
Murphy will be managing the website as well as writing on Gen Y, including the monthly Gen Y Back Talk column and the Gen Y Back Talk Facebook page.
Unruh provides many tips on dealing with sibling rivalry, back talk, bad parental habits, and more.
The Daily News was commended for "Children's Pressline Back Talk: Kids Speak, Officials Respond," a column that give children a chance to speak their mind on a community issue.
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.
Back Talk is an example of what Saxon Bennett does best; She gives readers a fast-paced, funny novel that is delightful to read.
I commend BE on providing insight into mental illness with Back Talk in the April 2006 issue.
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).
Now, to enhance an exchange of opinions, we plan to offer a new column called "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.