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1 definition by Paul Kz

 
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"holla back girl" goes waaaaaaaay beyond simply not being a doormat. As noted elsewhere, at it's simplest, a "holla back girl" is one who waits for the lead cheerleader to holler, before she hollers back. In Stefani's song, she's responding to someone who said some shit about her, and she's saying teling that person that she's not the type to simply holler some shit back. Instead, she's gonna deliver an asskickin' to the shit-talker. Thus, in the context that Stefani uses the term, a "holla back girl" is someone who's nothin' but talk.
An holla back girl's response to being insulted:
Girl 1: You're a bitch.
HB Girl: No, you're a bitch. And you're fat and ugly too!

A NON-HB Girl's response to the same insult:
Girl 1: You're a bitch.
NHB Girl punches Girl 1 in the face, making further commentary entirely unecessary.
by Paul Kz November 26, 2005