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clap back

1. verb To respond to an insult or criticism, sometimes in a vengeful manner. She calmly clapped back at critics by asserting that her weight is none of their business. I'm not proud of it, but I did clap back at the girl who stole my boyfriend by starting a vicious rumor about her.
2. noun A response to an insult or criticism, sometimes in a vengeful manner. I'm not great at the clap back because I get easily flustered by criticism. Her clap back was a vicious rumor targeting the girl that stole her boyfriend.
See also: back, clap
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Along with the slap, the Batman version of Priyanka in the meme responds with "It's his bday in 2 weeks," serving a clapback to the trolls who picked on the artist.
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In her post, Aquino spoke about her parents' legacy and Philippine democracy, saying that although her parents would've been proud of her for fighting for their name, her mother, the late former President Cory Aquino would've scolded her for her 'clapback and using my fluency in written English.' Meanwhile, she added that her father, the late former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., would've loved her feistiness.