Definition of Idle talk
1. Noun. Idle or foolish and irrelevant talk.
Generic synonyms: Cackle, Chatter, Yack, Yak, Yakety-yak
Derivative terms: Blether, Prate, Prattle
Lexicographical Neighbors of Idle Talk
Literary usage of Idle talk
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of Civilization in England by Henry Thomas Buckle (1897)
"... are growing weary of idle talk about the wisdom oi their ancestors, and are fast discarding those trite and sleepy maxims which have hitherto imposed ..."
2. The Life and Letters of Francis Lieber by Francis Lieber, Thomas Sergeant Perry (1882)
"There is a great deal of idle talk now everywhere about this subject. TO HIS WIFE. ... idle talk ..."
3. Selections from the Works of Jeremy Taylor: With Some Account of the Author by Jeremy Taylor (1864)
"... idle talk. T ET no man think it a light matter that he •" spends his precious time in idle words ; let no man be so weary of what flies away too fast, ..."