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  1. the specialized vocabulary having to do with work or a field of work: I don't understand electronics shoptalk.
  2. talk about one's work or occupation, especially after the workday is over.
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Origin of shoptalk

First recorded in 1880–85; shop + talk
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Related Words for shoptalk

patois, vocabulary, argot, idiom, vernacular, lingo, parlance, slang, jargon, lexicon, abracadabra, nonsense, cant, colloquialism, twaddle, bunk, speech, usage, palaver, bombast

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  1. conversation concerning one's work, esp when carried on outside business hours
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