backchat backchat


  • (n) light teasing repartee



  1. I need a guy who can backchat like Fred Allen, only better, and get hit on the head with a beer truck and think some cutie in the leg-line topped him with a breadstick.
  2. Anyone who hired Private Eye Peter Gunn knew he was getting the real TV goods: come-what-mayhem, brisk backchat, and a solid Henry Mancini score between the commercials.
  3. Though Louise was a Manhattanite she found herself quickly at home on the farm, won the approval of the neighbors by her ready backchat and friendly ways.



  1. Schools minister Jacqui Smith said: "The government has made tackling poor behaviour a major priority. We want a zero-tolerance approach to disruptive behaviour in all our schools on everything from backchat to bullying or violence. Schools must...
    on Jun 23, 2005 By: Jacqui Smith Source: BBC News

  2. West Brom were in turn said to be staggered by Mourinho's behaviour although Robson said last night: "You get backchat between opposing managers and their benches at most games. Yesterday was no different."
    on Mar 5, 2006 By: Bryan Robson Source:

  3. Shami Chakrabarti, of pressure group Liberty, said: "We don't need to give the police carte blanche to go around throwing people in cells for things like dropping litter. Anyone who gives a bit of backchat now risks being hauled off to a police...
    on Dec 29, 2005 By: Shami Chakrabarti Source:

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