town talk


town talk
/town" tawk'/ for 1; /town" tawk"/ for 2
1. the usual talk, gossip, or rumors, as in a village or town.
2. the subject of gossip, rumor, or the like: They've been the town talk ever since their elopement.
[1535-45]

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