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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he thought he weathered the table talk over dinner with his future in-laws rather well
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Onboard the ferry to the end of the world," 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, "9 of the Worst Celebrity Breakups of 2019," 20 Dec. 2019 Sean, San Diego Simmons said the week of the season opener that his camp and the Broncos had tabled talks until after the season. Ryan O’halloran, The Denver Post, "Broncos Mailbag: Will Von Miller’s analysis prompt John Elway to ship him out?," 17 Dec. 2019 For the Minnesota Gophers, this was the hockey equivalent of a Thanksgiving dinner where the turkey is undercooked, the dinner rolls are burned and the table talk is dominated by an unfriendly political debate. Jess Myers, Twin Cities, "North Dakota roasts Gophers 9-3 in men’s hockey," 28 Nov. 2019 Epstein tabled talks on an extension until after the season. Mark Gonzales,, "Joe Maddon is out as the Chicago Cubs manager after 5 seasons," 29 Sep. 2019 Neither Kim nor Trump has tabled talks to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, but prospects over future discussions were unclear. Fox News, "North Korea fired 'multiple' projectiles off east coast, South Korea reports," 31 July 2019 After a series of round-table talks, Gov. Greg Abbott asked the Legislature that year to consider passing a red flag law. Brian Chasnoff,, "Police investigating local man’s racist threats," 3 Sep. 2019 But as the day wore on, tempers remained calm, former strangers at tables talked easily and neckties hung open — far from the accusatory climate of recent weeks. John Leland, New York Times, "Wrangling Begins in Queens D.A. Recount, Recalling Florida Intrigue in 2000," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of table talk

1556, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of table talk was in 1556

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“Table talk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of table talk

: informal conversation at a table or during a meal

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