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back talk

or back·talk (băk′tôlk′)
n.
Insolent or impudent retorts.
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Noun1.backtalk - 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 ?
"Ha!" quoth Little John in a great loud voice, "wouldst thou give me backtalk? Now I have a great part of a mind to crack thy pate for thee.
Thankfully, I've experienced no such backtalk from the latest high-tech, air-powered marvel--the Daystate Red Wolf air rifle.
I was interested to read in your "Talkback Backtalk" article (Oct.
The modern objective is to drive the heathen enemy over the cliff and into the sea; to establish who is really in charge around here and who, furthermore, isn't up for any backtalk. Victory--that's what we want here; the overthrow of racism, sexism, and heteronormativity.
At the same time, and as Linda Nathan observes in this month's Backtalk column--describing her experience on the committees that produced the 1999 and 2018 How People Learn reports--neuroscientists and research psychologists have become far more willing, over the last two decades, to acknowledge how tricky it can be to translate scientific findings from the lab to the classroom.
Players are able to use an ability called Backtalk to get out of tricky situations in the game which is played out through a third-person view.
Players are able to use an ability called Backtalk to get out of tricky situations in the game, which is played out through a third-person view.
* Inspired by Urban Decay's topselling Vice Lipstick shade, the new Backtalk Palette ($46) is billed as a go-anywhere, do-anything kit.
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Ms Phillips also spoke out about the attitude of some male MPs to pregnancy, saying: "I think some of the men in this building, and some of the backtalk I've heard when I've talked about this, should be ashamed of bragging about being here, moments when their babies were born.
'In our culture, when a younger person responds without being asked to, that is considered backtalk.
And our second release, "Backtalk" (2004), was also well received, including by Smoothjazz.com.