Examples of shoptalk in a Sentence
There was a lot of shoptalk at the office party.
eventually, he got bored with the shoptalk of the nuclear engineers, which he barely understood
Recent Examples of shoptalk from the Web
Friends called it candid shoptalk by perfectionists who respected each other intellectually, emotionally and professionally.
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First Known Use of shoptalk
Synonymsargot, cant, dialect, jargon, jive, language, lingo, patois, patter, shop, terminology, slang, vocabulary
Related Wordscolloquial, colloquialism, idiom, localism, parlance, pidgin, provincialism, regionalism, speech, vernacular, vernacularism; slanguage; bureaucratese, computerese, cyberspeak, educationese, governmentese, journalese, technobabble
SHOPTALK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shoptalk for English Language Learners
: talk that is related to your work or special interests
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