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Back talk   /bæk tɔk/   Listen
Back talk

An impudent or insolent rejoinder.  Synonyms: backtalk, lip, mouth, sass, sassing.

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"Back talk" Quotes from Famous Books

... the biggest ruffian of 'em all. He'd brain ye with a peavey if you give him any back talk. I've always thought that Peg knew the devils who killed my man. Oh, I hope the time comes when I get a chance to set Henry on him. Henry'd make toothpicks of that peg-leg. I promise ye that. His outfit ain't any ...
— Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods • Jessie Graham Flower

... mighty quick! Thought I was a sheriff, did yer? Ha! ha! None of your back talk! Give it here or swallow this!" poking the pistol into Job's very mouth. The voice was familiar—more than once Job had ...
— The Transformation of Job - A Tale of the High Sierras • Frederick Vining Fisher

... No back talk means more than conviction and to be convinced means that there will be adaptation and no cause. It means something and the giving of more means more. It means marriage. The marriage of two means more than that, it means that something is not tiring and tiring is that success, it ...
— Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein - With Two Shorter Stories • Gertrude Stein

Words linked to "Back talk" :   riposte, sassing, return, comeback, retort, counter, rejoinder, sass, replication, lip, backtalk

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