[koh-zuh-ree; French kohzuh-ree]
- an informal talk or chat.
- a short, informal essay, article, etc.
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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Examples from the Web for causerie
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
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.When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete
After this I must have decided against starting at all, for nothing more came of the causerie.
- an informal talk or conversational piece of writing
C19: from French, from causer to chat