by-talk

[bahy-tawk]
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noun

incidental conversation; small talk; chitchat.

Origin of by-talk

First recorded in 1555–65; by- + talk
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Historical Examples of by-talk

  • To this bit of by-talk the Commissioner and Martin had been paying a desultory attention as they sipped their tea.

    The Locusts' Years

    Mary Helen Fee