talk back

talk back also answer back  {v.}  {informal}
To answer rudely; reply in a disrespectful way; be fresh.
When the teacher told the boy to sit down, he talked back to her and said she couldn't make him.
Mary talked back when her mother told her to stop watching television; she said, "I don't have to if I don't want to."
Russell was going somewhere with some bad boys, when his father told him it was wrong, Russell answered him back, "Mind your own business."
Categories: {informal} {v.}