town talk


Definition of town talk

1 : 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 talk— J. A. Froude
2 : the matter (as the subject or object) of public gossip was town talk for at least three days— W. M. Thackeray

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First Known Use of town talk

1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Town talk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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