table talk


Definition of table talk

: informal conversation at or as if at a dining table especially : the social talk of a celebrity recorded for publication

Examples of table talk in a Sentence

he thought he weathered the table talk over dinner with his future in-laws rather well
Recent Examples on the Web Once everyone has compared vaccination sagas, what’s the table talk? Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2022 But the twist is that in this game, instead of trying to take the most tricks, all players are cooperating to try to ensure that certain tricks are won by certain players—and table talk is forbidden. Rachel Kaufman, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Nov. 2021 So families across the country are gearing up for table talk centered around turkey, cranberry sauce and Shiba Inu. Vildana Hajric, Fortune, 23 Nov. 2021 Arcadia City Council votes to table talk of a Tiny Shelter Project to build 15 8 x 8 homes indefinitely, while agreeing to public forums on homelessness in English & Mandarin within 120 days. Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2021 While savoring dishes that are both familiar and wildly exotic, Satterfield and the people who join him at the table talk about the role food plays in bringing communities together. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 26 May 2021 Burnham’s table talk was a rehearsal for the public unveiling of his plan, the tesseractic shelter. Jonathan Lethem, The New Yorker, 1 Mar. 2021 Their parents bought popcorn and sodas, and everyone sat crammed around a little table talking to strangers about how expensive life in Old Harbor had become. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 31 May 2016 In an attempt to lay out what really happened, Jordyn appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith's table talk to provide a rundown of what went down that night. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, 20 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of table talk

1556, in the meaning defined above

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29 Apr 2022

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“Table talk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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