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verb [T]  /rɪˈtɔrt/ us  
to make a quick answer that is often amusing and sometimes expresses anger or annoyance: When the telephone operator called him boy, he retorted, "That’s Mr. Boy to you!"
noun [C]  /rɪˈtɔrt/ us  
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