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  • n. Cheeky or impertinent responses, especially to criticism.
  • v. To respond in a disputative, often sarcastic manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. light teasing repartee


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  • These same Kaffirs did their work with amazing alacrity, and looked as if they enjoyed it; there was no "backchat" when an order was given -- usually by friend

    The Defence of Duffer's Drift

  • We can scarcely imagine Simon Cowell and the good people at Syco Records tolerating this kind of backchat from Leona Lewis.


  • "backchat" when she is called from another room - they are all miracles that we treasure.


  • There is no backchat from him, no histrionics; merely hard-but-fair industry and sportsmanship.

    Tottenham's unbeaten run fuelled by confidence, says Scott Parker

  • I am thinking those tails would be quite useful for the occasional well earned smack across the face when some lazy arse gives you backchat about doing the dishes ‘later’.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Just got back from Avatar.

  • It was only partly successful: the backchat was never entirely stilled.

    Jason Manford on stage - review

  • There was a little backchat then, that I didn't understand; in a few minutes he hung up the receiver and came over to me by the fire.

    Movie Night

  • You can get all of the links and background information on them here, as well as the audio, video and text transcripts of the discussion, and even the inworld backchat.

    March 2009

  • How was this experience different from designing in Real Life, other than taking backchats into consideration although nowadays twitter IS the equivalent of backchat in Real Life?

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The fun thing about the closing plenary was how we saw a new form of political media right there in action, as the backchat frequently overwhelmed what you might call the frontchat.

    Micah Sifry: "Giving Sex to Children"? A Taste of the Future


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  • noun, colloquial. 'impertinent talk; answering back' - Macquarie dictionary

    September 14, 2007