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
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Word History

First Known Use

1556, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of table talk was in 1556

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“Table talk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

table talk

: informal conversation at or as if at a dining table

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