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Clapback

noun; blending
A reply to an insult that is also an insult (and oftentimes better).
 
The word form is a blend of the words “clap” and “back”. The second component is used to refer to the rebuttal nature, whereas the “clap” is an example of an analogy to insulting someone (like a slap or smack, hence the sound symbolism of “clap”).
Etymology : identical to the etymology for “clap” and “back”.
Source : “Thanksgiving clapbacks are here!” (Facebook photo caption, 11/17/16)
Last modified: 7 December 2016


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