table-hop
intransitive verb Date: 1942 to move from table to table (as in a restaurant) in order to chat with friends • table-hopper noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • table-hop — ☆ table hop [tā′bəl häp΄ ] vi. table hopped, table hopping to leave one s table in a restaurant, nightclub, etc. and visit about at other tables table hopper n …   English World dictionary

  • table-hop — table hop; table hop·per; …   English syllables

  • table-hop — in. to move from table to table in a restaurant, nightclub, bar, etc. □ We used to table hop, but nobody knows us anymore. □ They would table hop to the great dismay of the waiters …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • table-hop — table hopper, n. /tay beuhl hop /, v.i., table hopped, table hopping. Informal. to move about in a restaurant, nightclub, or the like, chatting with people at various tables. [1940 45; TABLE + HOP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • table-hop — /ˈteɪbəl hɒp/ (say taybuhl hop) verb (i) (table hopped, table hopping) to move from table to table in a restaurant, etc., to greet friends. –table hopper, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • table-hop — v. hop and go around from table to table and greet friends in a sociable way …   English contemporary dictionary

  • table-hop — ta′ble hop v. i. hopped, hop•ping inf to move about in a restaurant, nightclub, etc., chatting with people at various tables • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • table-hop — verb To move from table to table, in a restaurant etc, talking to the people at each one See Also: tablehopper …   Wiktionary

  • table-hop — …   Useful english dictionary

  • -hop — [häp] combining form forming verbs to go from one of a (specified) group or class of places or things to another or others in succession [table hop, job hopping] * * * …   Universalium

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