small talk

noun
light conversation; chitchat.

Origin:
1745–55


banter, chatter, gossip.
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small-talk

[smawl-tawk]
verb (used without object)
to engage in or have a propensity for small talk.

Origin:
1780–90

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small talk
 
n
light conversation for social occasions

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They talk to each other online, so that little time is wasted on the actual days with small-talk and ice-breakers.
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