Definition of Back talk

1. Noun. An impudent or insolent rejoinder. "Don't give me any of your sass"

Exact synonyms: Backtalk, Lip, Mouth, Sass, Sassing
Generic synonyms: Comeback, Counter, Rejoinder, Replication, Retort, Return, Riposte
Derivative terms: Mouth, Mouth, Sassy, Sass

Lexicographical Neighbors of Back Talk

back projections
back road
back room
back row
back rows
back scrubber
back seat
back seats
back slap
back stairs
back stories
back story
back straight
back straights
back street
back talk (current term)
back teeth
back to back jack
back to back ticket
back to basics
back to front
back to nature
back to square one
back to the drawing board
back to the wall
back tooth
back up
back vowel
back wall
back walls

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 ..."

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