[ bahy-tawk ]
/ ˈbaɪˌtɔk /


incidental conversation; small talk; chitchat.

Origin of by-talk

First recorded in 1555–65; by- + talk Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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