1. noun
Verbal impudence or argumentative discourse, given in response.

Dont give me any backtalk; just go clean your room.

See Also: backchat
2. verb
To respond in an aggresively disputatious, often sarcastic or outright insolent manner.

Peter was sent to detention for backtalking the teacher.

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