Definition of Shop talk

1. Noun. Talk about your business that only others in the same business can understand.

Generic synonyms: Talk, Talking



Definition of Shop talk

1. Noun. discussion about one's trade, business, or employment that only others in the same field can understand ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shop Talk

shop at
shop bell
shop boy
shop clerk
shop floor
shop girl
shop keeper
shop mechanic
shop right
shop steal
shop stealer
shop stealers
shop steward
shop stewards
shop talk (current term)
shop time
shop typhus
shop window
shopaholic
shopaholics
shopaholism
shopboard
shopboards
shopbook
shopbooks
shopboy
shopboys
shope
shopfloor

Literary usage of Shop talk

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1. The Book Lover: A Magazine of Book Lore (1900)
"... shop talk. A book is an aristocrat; Tis pampered—lives in state; Stands on a shelf, with naught whereat To worry—lovely fate ! ..."

2. Glad of Earth by Clement Wood (1917)
"New Roads SHOP-TALK AT last I have your instructions straight, Fearless American people! I am to sing life itself, in its driving vastness, ..."

3. Glad of Earth by Clement Wood (1917)
"SHOP-TALK .AT last I have your instructions straight, Fearless American people! I am to sing life itself, in its driving vastness, — I am to be bold and ..."

4. Using the Bible in Public Address by Ozora Stearns Davis (1916)
"The shop talk has certain peculiar features, however, among which we note: ... The characteristics of the shop talk are determined by the character of the ..."

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