causerie

[koh-zuh-ree; French kohzuh-ree]

noun, plural cau·se·ries [koh-zuh-reez; French kohzuh-ree] /ˌkoʊ zəˈriz; French koʊzəˈri/.

an informal talk or chat.
a short, informal essay, article, etc.

Nearby words

  1. cause a commotion,
  2. cause célèbre,
  3. cause list,
  4. cause raised eyebrows,
  5. cause-and-effect,
  6. causeuse,
  7. causeway,
  8. causey,
  9. causist,
  10. caustic

Origin of causerie

1820–30; < French, equivalent to caus(er) to chat (< Latin causārī to plead at law, derivative of causa case) + -erie -ery

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British Dictionary definitions for causerie

causerie

noun

an informal talk or conversational piece of writing

Word Origin for causerie

C19: from French, from causer to chat

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