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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/
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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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