table talk


informal conversation at meals.
a subject that is considered appropriate for conversation at meals.

Origin of table talk

First recorded in 1560–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for table talk

Historical Examples of table talk

  • It was very different, however, from much of the table-talk that is heard in families.

    The Printer Boy.

    William M. Thayer

  • Or let him listen to the table-talk of a party returned from Crater Lake.

    The Book of the National Parks

    Robert Sterling Yard

  • The best books for refuge in times of stress are of the "notebook" and "table-talk" kind.

    Old Junk

    H. M. Tomlinson

  • One very uncertain test of a man of genius is his table-talk.

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  • The every-day distinction on this subject, are familiar as table-talk.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

    American Anti-Slavery Society

British Dictionary definitions for table talk

table talk


informal conversation on a range of topics, as that at table during and after a meal
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