shoptalk

noun
shop·​talk | \ˈshäp-ˌtȯk \

Definition of shoptalk 

: the jargon or subject matter peculiar to an occupation or a special area of interest

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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

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My mother was becoming increasingly wary of the stir-crazy shoptalk from a group of 40-year-old guys who were three trail beers away from skiing down the mountain to their deaths. Kaitlin Phillips, Vogue, "A Modern Love Story," 13 Feb. 2018 Listening to Chicago law enforcement shoptalk is a lot of fun. Elissa Schappell, Vanities, "Where Jennifer Egan Drew the Line for Researching Her New Novel Manhattan Beach," 18 Oct. 2017 Listening to Chicago law enforcement shoptalk is a lot of fun. Elissa Schappell, vanityfair.com, "Where Jennifer Egan Drew the Line for Researching Her New Novel Manhattan Beach," 18 Oct. 2017 Friends called it candid shoptalk by perfectionists who respected each other intellectually, emotionally and professionally. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Eli Wallach, Multifaceted Actor on Stage and Screen, Dies at 98 JUNE 25, 2014," 13 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of shoptalk

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shoptalk was in 1881

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shoptalk

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shoptalk

: talk that is related to your work or special interests

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