- the specialized vocabulary having to do with work or a field of work: I don't understand electronics shoptalk.
- talk about one's work or occupation, especially after the workday is over.
Origin of shoptalk
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Examples from the Web for shoptalk
When we get to the truck, Nagle and two workers immediately launch into shoptalk.Dirty Jobs NYC: The Heroes of Trash
April 11, 2013
- conversation concerning one's work, esp when carried on outside business hours
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