Definition of Back talk
1. Noun. An impudent or insolent rejoinder. "Don't give me any of your sass"
Generic synonyms: Comeback, Counter, Rejoinder, Replication, Retort, Return, Riposte
Derivative terms: Mouth, Mouth, Sassy, Sass
Lexicographical Neighbors of Back Talk
Literary usage of Back talk
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. One Thousand Salads by Olive Green (1909)
"back talk When this book was begun, the author planned to give to each salad, sandwich filling, and canape a nice name which would look well in print, ..."
2. How to Cook Fish by Olive Green (1908)
"back talk The author, though at present unable to contemplate calmly even a pair of fish-net curtains, is willing to admit that there are more ways of ..."
3. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Star, Sept, (NED) Back-talk: sometimes back chatter. See quot. 1889 back talk, which means answering a superior officer insolently, was a prolific cause for ..."
4. How to Cook Vegetables by Olive Green (1909)
"back talk At present, the author is ashamed to nod to a head of lettuce or to meet the summer procession of Nature's gifts. Others, who can plead "not ..."
5. The Principles of Scientific Management by Frederick Winslow Taylor (1911)
"And what's more, no back talk. Now a high-priced man does just what he's told to do, and no back talk. Do you understand that? When this man tells you to ..."