A word used in place of the correct word or phrase that was said and asked to be repeated because the phrase was either intentionally or not-intentionally said loud enough for the other person to hear.
Melody: :::whispered::: "Why you gotta be such a bitch all the time?"
Desiree: "What did you say?"
Melody: "I like your hair."
Desiree: "Thanks! I just got it cut the other day. I was wondering if you would notice."