Definition of rejoinder noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈdʒɔɪndə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈdʒɔɪndər//
[usually singular] (formal)
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a reply, especially a quick, critical or amusing one synonym retort ‘No!’ was his curt rejoinder. Word Originlate Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French rejoindre (infinitive used as a noun), from re- ‘again’ + joindre ‘to join’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rejoinder