fireside chat

fireside chat

noun
an informal address by a political leader over radio or television, especially as given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt beginning in 1933.
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Main Entry:  fireside chat1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an informal conversation
Etymology:  from radio addresses of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Main Entry:  fireside chat2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an informal radio or television address by a politician
Etymology:  from radio addresses of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
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