What does the word rejoinder mean?

Usage examples for rejoinder

  1. " Mind yer own business, will ye, Josh Strong," was Miss Hepsy's smart rejoinder. – Thankful Rest by Annie S. Swan
  2. Reply and rejoinder might thus be continued forever. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  3. Monday, January 17. George had a quick rejoinder to his letter of excuse to Haslam, so we had not his company yesterday, which I was sorry for as there was our old set. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats