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

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Examples of table talk in a Sentence

he thought he weathered the table talk over dinner with his future in-laws rather well

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With Jigger + Dash, Goodwin recently co-hosted a table talk for bartenders to discuss the Pin Project. Shanna Farrell,, "If you see your bartender wearing this pin, it means they aren’t drinking," 9 July 2019 This time around in Impact Rayne, 32, is a mom, and her husband is Impact Wrestling broadcaster and WWE alum Josh Mathews, making for some interesting dinner table talk at home. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "Interviews with Madison Rayne, Fallah Bahh, Diamante, Rohit Raju at Impact Wrestling," 19 June 2018 Cut to a montage of him in hard hat on a work site and then more shots of him at various tables talking with groups of people. David Zurawik,, "Rating the TV ads for governor: Hogan has a winner, Baker's a loser with his Baltimore pitch," 7 June 2018 The strategy actually brings Kim Jong Un to the negotiating table talking about denuclearization of the entire Korean peninsula. Fox News, "Meadows, DeSantis on developments in FISA abuse probe," 24 Apr. 2018 The students from privileged families are exposed to sophisticated dinner-table talk about financial- and career-planning options and decisions. Laura Pappano, The Christian Science Monitor, "Ivy degree – now what? Low-income grads struggle with careers, status," 30 Mar. 2018 Alessandro Vitti, Rachelle Rosenberg and their colleagues render characters muscular enough for the hyperbole of a fight, but accessibly human enough for a kitchen table talk. Stephanie Burt, New York Times, "The Iceman Cometh Out," 19 Feb. 2018 However, both sides have now agreed to table talks until the end of the current season., "Swansea City Owners and Supporters' Trust Put Share Purchase Talks on Hold Until End of Season," 6 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of table talk

1556, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jul 2019

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The first known use of table talk was in 1556

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English Language Learners Definition of table talk

: informal conversation at a table or during a meal

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