shoptalk meaning

Pronunciation:   "shoptalk" in a sentence
  • n. [u]

    1 the professional jargon that is only understood by people in the same profession: Their shoptalk sounds like mumbo-jumbo to me.Even hearing about the weather would be more interesting than all this shoptalk.

    2 a conversation between workers in the same factory or office about their jobs

    NOTE verb = talk shop at shop n. (6)


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  1. every field has its own specialized shoptalk
  2. I like to stay away from shoptalk, talk about the church,
  3. Only they weren't swapping shoptalk about video shoots and chart position.
  4. And Prof Talk _ unlike precise shoptalk _ is as slovenly as it gets.
  5. Every profession has its own shoptalk _ meant as much to inform insiders as to exclude outsiders.

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