Backchat



repartee.
back talk.
noun
(informal) the act of answering back, esp impudently

noun

Impertinent and provocative replies, esp to a superior, elder, etc; back talk, sass (1800s+ British military)

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    to skate back toward one’s defensive zone obstructing or impeding the movement or progress of one or more opponents on attack. Compare check1 (def 15), fore-check. to check over or through; review: Back-check the files to see if the patient’s records are there.

  • Back clearance

    runout (def 1b).



  • Back clipping

    a word formed by omitting the last part of the form from which it is derived.

  • Back-cloth

    backdrop (def 1). Historical Examples But the first act, with the Kentish lanes and woods for a back-cloth, must have been charming. They and I Jerome K. Jerome Here, a back-cloth with trees and something to do as a fountain basin. Three Plays Luigi Pirandello I want the back-cloth to be a city, not to […]



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