shoptalk

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noun shop·talk \ˈshäp-ˌtȯk\

Definition of shoptalk

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

Examples of shoptalk in a Sentence

  1. There was a lot of shoptalk at the office party.

  2. eventually, he got bored with the shoptalk of the nuclear engineers, which he barely understood

First Known Use of shoptalk

1881


SHOPTALK Defined for English Language Learners

shoptalk

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Definition of shoptalk for English Language Learners

  • : talk that is related to your work or special interests



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