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noun [U] uk   /ˈbæk.tʃæt/ UK ( US back talk) us  
rude remarks made when answering someone in authority: That's enough backchat! You do as you're told.
Translations of “backchat”
in Chinese (Traditional) 頂嘴,反唇相譏…
in Chinese (Simplified) 回嘴,反唇相讥…
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