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addaword.gifdefinition of back answer

rude or cheeky remarks made in reply to someone in authority
Don’t interrupt! I’m not used to back answers or defiance!
Submitted by: Shymon Sebastian from India on 24/10/2012 14:32:00
Definition of back answer from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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