fireside chat

  1. an informal address by a political leader over radio or television, especially as given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt beginning in 1933.

Words Nearby fireside chat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fireside chat in a sentence

  • Jimmy Carter was initially viewed as charming when he held a fireside chat in a wool cardigan.

    Beware the GOP Coronation | Howard Kurtz | October 31, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • I havent time for a speech now, but tune in to Channel Thirteen tomorrow evening for my fireside chat.

    Satan and the Comrades | Ralph Bennitt
  • Of this class fireside chat was one of the best-known representatives.

    The Man Upstairs | P. G. Wodehouse