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causerie

[koh-zuh-ree; French kohzuh-ree] /ˌkoʊ zəˈri; French koʊzəˈri/
noun, plural causeries
[koh-zuh-reez; French kohzuh-ree] /ˌkoʊ zəˈriz; French koʊzəˈri/ (Show IPA)
1.
an informal talk or chat.
2.
a short, informal essay, article, etc.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French, equivalent to caus(er) to chat (< Latin causārī to plead at law, derivative of causa case) + -erie -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for causerie

causerie

/ˈkəʊzərɪ; French kozri/
noun
1.
an informal talk or conversational piece of writing
Word Origin
C19: from French, from causer to chat
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