trash-talking


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trash-talk

(trăsh′tôk′)
intr.v. trash-talked, trash-talk·ing, trash-talks
To speak disparagingly, often insultingly or abusively about a person or group.

[African American Vernacular English.]

trash′-talk′er n.
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trash′-talk`ing


n.
the use of disparaging or boastful language.
[1985–90, Amer.]
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