backtalk (uncountable)

  1. (US) Verbal impudence or argumentative discourse, given in response.
    Don't give me any backtalk; just go clean your room.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • German: Widerwort
  • Russian: де́рзкий отве́т

backtalk (backtalks, present participle backtalking; past and past participle backtalked)

  1. (transitive) To respond to in an aggressively disputatious, often sarcastic or insolent manner.
    Peter was sent to detention for backtalking the teacher.
Synonyms Translations
  • Russian: пререка́ться

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