One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An informal article or talk, typically on a literary subject.
- ‘Where critics of the older school would bring forth laborious lay sermons, he would trot out a diverting confection of a causerie.’
- ‘More recently, we have the eccentric cameos of Richard Cobb and causeries of A.J.P. Taylor, of which he said they were evidence that he had run out of historical subjects.’
- ‘In causerie we are slipshod with our terminology; in fact, variations in terms and equivocations often lend considerable charm to the conversation.’
- ‘The man who, in 1920, MacCarthy, under the nom de guerre ‘Affable Hawk’, succeeded as causerie columnist and literary editor of the New Statesman, was John Squire.’
French, from causer ‘to talk’.
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