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shoptalk

[ shop-tawk ]
/ ˈʃɒpˌtɔk /
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noun

the specialized vocabulary having to do with work or a field of work: I don't understand electronics shoptalk.
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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shoptalk
/ (ˈʃɒpˌtɔːk) /

noun

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