[ bahy-tawk ]

  1. incidental conversation; small talk; chitchat.

Origin of by-talk

First recorded in 1555–65; by- + talk

Words Nearby by-talk Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use by-talk in a sentence

  • 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