[toun tawk for 1; toun tawk for 2]
- the usual talk, gossip, or rumors, as in a village or town.
- the subject of gossip, rumor, or the like: They've been the town talk ever since their elopement.
Origin of town talk
First recorded in 1535–45
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Examples from the Web for town talk
It was many a day before the midnight bombardment ceased to be the town-talk.The Story of a Bad Boy
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Meanwhile, David heard the town-talk, and took small account of it.The History of David Grieve
Mrs. Humphry Ward
It is strange when people of substance want a servant, how soon it is the town-talk.
But before this, a remarkable event occurred, affording still greater food for town-talk and gossip generally.
All this will be the display, and the town-talk, when our regicide is on a visit of ceremony.