noun. an impudent or insolent rejoinder.
- back talk
- ground stroke
- back (English)
- bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
- talk (English)
- talken (Middle English (1100-1500))
Example sentences of the word backtalk
1. Noun, singular or mass
If a coworker's moodiness translates into a constant backtalk, snapping, or ignoring others or her responsibilities, you can confront her on the spot, or wait for the right opportunity to address the issue.