town talk


: the common talk of a place (as a city or town) : public gossip
disregarded the rumor as mere town talk
the only real evidence is the town talkJ. A. Froude
: the matter (as the subject or object) of public gossip
was town talk for at least three daysW. M. Thackeray

Word History

First Known Use

1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of town talk was in 1642

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“Town talk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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