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1. blowback

noun. misinformation resulting from the recirculation into the source country of disinformation previously planted abroad by that country's intelligence service.

Antonyms

  • decrease

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blow (English)
  • blo (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. blowback

noun. the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired.

Synonyms

  • backblast
  • backfire
  • blowup
  • explosion
  • detonation

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blow (English)
  • blo (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word blowback


1. Noun, singular or mass
“I've gotten a lot of blowback about this over the years when I say, 'Listen folks, if you really, really want a tree, please get a fake one.'

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