causerie

[ koh-zuh-ree; French kohzuh-ree ]
/ ˌkoʊ zəˈri; French koʊzəˈri /

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.

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Origin of causerie

First recorded in 1820–30; from French, equivalent to caus(er) “to chat” (from Latin causārī “to plead at law,” derivative of causa “judicial proceedings, legal case, trial”) + -erie; see -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for causerie

causerie
/ (ˈkəʊzərɪ, French kozri) /

noun

an informal talk or conversational piece of writing

Word Origin for causerie

C19: from French, from causer to chat
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