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[koh-zuh-ree; French kohzuh-ree]
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noun, plural cau·se·ries [koh-zuh-reez; French kohzuh-ree] /ˌkoʊ zəˈriz; French koʊzəˈri/.
  1. an informal talk or chat.
  2. a short, informal essay, article, etc.
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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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Historical Examples

  • His Sunday holiday was given to the proof-reading of his next day's "Causerie du Lundi."

    The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume II (of 2)

    Benjamin Ellis Martin

  • There was nothing, he found, like a Causerie du Lundi for settling and soothing the troubled spirits.

    Crome Yellow

    Aldous Huxley

  • I was once booked by my manager to give a causerie in the drawing-room of a New York millionaire.

    Essays on Paul Bourget

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • It was their custom to meet once a week, at the house of one or another, for a "causerie," as the avocat called it.

  • After this I must have decided against starting at all, for nothing more came of the causerie.

British Dictionary definitions for causerie


  1. an informal talk or conversational piece of writing
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Word Origin

C19: from French, from causer to chat
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