table talk


table talk
ta′ble talk`
n.
informal conversation at a meal
Etymology: 1560–70

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Table talk — Table Ta ble, n. [F., fr. L. tabula a board, tablet, a painting. Cf. {Tabular}, {Taffrail}, {Tavern}.] 1. A smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin, flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab. [1913 Webster] A bagnio paved with fair… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • table talk — n. informal conversation, as that taking place at meals …   English World dictionary

  • table talk — noun Date: circa 1569 informal conversation at or as if at a dining table; especially the social talk of a celebrity recorded for publication …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • table talk — 1. informal conversation at meals. 2. a subject that is considered appropriate for conversation at meals. [1560 70] * * * ▪ literature       informal conversation at or as if at a dining table; especially, the social talk of a celebrity recorded… …   Universalium

  • table talk — noun conversation during a meal • Hypernyms: ↑conversation * * * noun [noncount] : informal conversation at a table or during a meal …   Useful english dictionary

  • table talk — /ˈteɪbəl tɔk/ (say taybuhl tawk) noun informal conversation at meals …   Australian English dictionary

  • table-talk — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Table talk (literature) — Table talk is a species of memoir in which a collector (biographer, colleague, friend, etc.) records impromptu comments by some famous person (made generally at the dining table or in small get togethers), in anticipation of their lasting value.… …   Wikipedia

  • Table talk (disambiguation) — Table talk may refer to:* Table talk (literature) * Table talk (cards) …   Wikipedia

  • Table talk (cards) — For other uses, see Table talk. In certain card games, table talk is communication by a player with another player with the cards in their hand, contrary to the rules of the game. Such communication may be through explicitly naming cards, but it… …   Wikipedia