Meaning of “retort” in the English Dictionary

"retort" in British English

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retortverb [ T ]

uk /rɪˈtɔːt/ us /rɪˈtɔːrt/

to answer someone quickly in an angry or funny way:

[ + speech ] "That doesn't concern you!" she retorted.

retortnoun [ C ]

uk /rɪˈtɔːt/ us /rɪˈtɔːrt/

a quick answer that is angry or funny:

"I'm going to tell him," said Max. "Just you try!" came the retort.

(Definition of “retort” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"retort" in American English

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retortverb [ T ]

us /rɪˈtɔrt/

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!"
retort
noun [ C ] us /rɪˈtɔrt/

(Definition of “retort” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)